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Acs Bibliography Word

Developed by the American Chemical Society, this style may be used for research papers and citing resources in the field of chemistry.

ACS style provides rules for formatting:

  • reporting original research: titles, bylines, affiliations, desciptions of chemical compounds.
  • references included in the body of your essay (in-text)
  • the reference list at the end of your essay (References)

It may seem like citing your sources is tedious, but it's important and there are many reasons to do it.

Each citation consists of two parts: the in-text citation, which provides brief identifying information within the text, and the reference list, a list of sources that provides full bibliographic information.

The purpose of citing your references is to:

  • identify (cite) other people’s ideas and the information you use within your work
  • avoid plagiarism 
  • allow the reader to find your research sources
  • add credibility to your work

This online guide is based on the ACS  Style Guide, 3rd Edition published in 2006.

If you use Microsoft Word (2007, 2011, 2013) build in reference (citation) manager you may encounter that not all modern reference styles are present. For example a common reference style “The Harvard referencing style” is not included by default in Word.

Requirements

Supported styles

  • Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas (ABNT)
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • American Medical Society (ACS)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • American Sociological Association (ASA)
  • Council of Science Editors (CSE)
  • Harvard – AGPS
  • Harvard – Anglia
  • Harvard – Exeter
  • Harvard – Leeds
  • Humana Press
  • IEEE
  • Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
  • Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA)
  • Nature
  • Vancouver

Note: Please see BibWord for the latest supported styles

Instructions (Mac OS)

  1. Download reference styles (BibWord)
  2. First we need to download the reference styles from BibWordDownload the styles.zip from their website

  3. Extract files from zip
  4. Unzip the files from the styles.zip, you now see multiple files in the folder (these are the reference styles).

  5. Install the reference styles
  6. Please close Microsoft word completely before continuing.

  7. Go to the microsoft word folder in Finder
  8. In Finder: Applications → Microsoft office 2011 → Microsoft Word

  9. Show Package Contents
  10. Right click on Microsoft Word and click Show Package content

  11. Copy reference styles from zip

Copy the reference styles from the unzipped zip file to Content → Resources → Style

Instructions (Windows)

  1. Download reference styles (BibWord)
  2. First we need to download the reference styles from BibWord
    Download the styles.zip from their website

  3. Extract files from zip
  4. Unzip the files from the styles.zip, you now see multiple files in the folder (these are the reference styles).

  5. Install the reference styles
  6. Please close Microsoft Word completely before continuing.

  7. Go to the Microsoft Word folder

Your Computer → Disk C: → Program Files → Microsoft Office → Office 12 → Bibliography → StyleCopy the reference styles from the unzipped zip file to Style folder