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Citation Guide: Websites, Newspapers, Magazines, Federal Agency Publications, & Streaming Media

Help with citing your sources for a research paper.

Websites, Newspapers, Magazines, Federal Agency Publications, & Streaming Media

Note: Different web browsers break the text in different places of a URL. In a printed work, if the URL needs to be broken at the end of a line, the break should be made after a colon or a double slash; before a single slash, a tilde, a period, a comma, a hyphen, an underline, a question mark, a number sign, or a percent symbol; or before or after an equals sign or an ampersand.

Website ACS Publications Home Page. (accessed 2019-02-21).

Document  from a   website

American Chemical Society, Committee on Chemical Safety, Task Force for Safety Education Guidelines. Guidelines for Chemical Laboratory Safety in Academic Institutions. American Chemical Society, 2016. (accessed 2019-02-21).


Beauge, J. School District Sued Over Burns Girl Suffered During Chemistry Class Demonstration. PennLive (Harrisburg, PA), November 17, 2018, updated November 17, 2018. (accessed 2019-02-22).

Newspaper article from a database

Hawthorn, M. The Evolution of Ethylene Oxide. Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), December 23, 2018, 12. (accessed 2019-09-15 from ProQuest: US Major Dailies Newstream).

Federal governmental agency publication

Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office. Section 706.02 Rejection of Prior Art [R-07.2015]. Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP), 9th ed., rev. 08.2017, last revised January 2018. (accessed 2019-03-20).

Streaming media

American Chemical Society. Game of Thrones Science: Sword Making and Valyrian Steel. Reactions. YouTube, April 15, 2015. (accessed 2019-02-28).


 (ACS Style Guide, pp 316-325)