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Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors and Publishers

  This page follows the Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, 8th edition, ©2014.
Citing Full Text Sources in End References:
Citing "Traditional" Sources:
Books and Periodicals in Paper, Microfiche, or Microfilm
Frequent Questions
The examples on this page follow the name-year system.

CSE style provides three systems of documentation within the 8th edition:

  • name-year (The author of the source is provided in the text and the date is given in parentheses)
  • citation-sequence (Each cited source is given a number the first time it appears in the text. If the source is referred to again, the text is marked with the same number. When the paper is finished, a list of references providing full publication information for each numbered source is provided. Reference list entries are numbered in the order in which they are mentioned in the paper)

  • citation-name (The reference list is put in alphabetical order and then the entries are numbered in that order. Those reference numbers are used in the text to cite the sources from the list at the end of the paper)

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    Online Journal Articles

    Journal Article in Library Database Entry Elements (p. 630):
    Author's Last Name First Initial. Date of Publication. Article title. Title of Periodical. [date updated; date accessed];Volume(issue IF provide):pages. Location.
    Works Cited Example:

    Arscott WT, Tandle AT, Zhao S, Shabason JE, Gordon IK, Schlaff CD, Zhang G, Tofilon PJ, Camphausen KA. 2013 Dec. Ionizing radiation and glioblastoma exosomes: implications in tumor biology and cell migration. Transl Oncol. [accessed 2014 June 5];6(6):638-648. doi:10.1593/tlo.13640.

    Bem DJ. 2000. Exotic becomes erotic: interpreting the biological correlates of sexual orientation. Arch Sex Behav. [accessed 2014 June 5];29(6):531-548. http://www.nwmissouri.edu/Library/IPChecking.asp?
    http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=
    cookie,ip,uid&db=psyh&AN=2000-16391-001&site=ehost-live.

    Schmidt K, Behrens T, Daumann J, Ramirez-Lopez L, Werban U, Dietrich P, Scholten T. 2014. A comparison of calibration sampling schemes at the field scale. Geoderma. [accessed 2014 June 13];232-234, 243-256. doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2014.05.013.

    In-Text Reference Example:

    (Arscott et al. 2013)

    (Bem 2000)

    (Schmidt et al. 2014)

    (Sumners 2014)

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    eBooks

    eBook Entry Elements (See section 29.3.7.13):
    Author's Last Name First Initial. Date of Publication. Title of eBook. Edition. Place of publication: publisher; [date updated; date accessed]. Notes.
    Works Cited Example:
    Denison RF. c2012. Darwinian agriculture: how understanding evolution can improve agriculture. Ewing (NJ): Princeton Univ Press; [accessed 2014 Jan 12]. http://www.nwmissouri.edu/Library/IPChecking.asp?http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?
    direct=true&AuthType=cookie,ip,uid&db=nlebk&AN=444096&site=ehost-live
    In-text Reference Example:
    (Denison 2012)

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    Journal Articles on the Free Internet:

    Journal Article on the Free Internet (See section 29.3.7.13, p. 557):
    Author's Last Name First Initial. Date of Publication. Article title. Title of journal. [date updated; date accessed];volume(issue):pages. Location.
    Works Cited Example:
    Ketterson ED. 2014. Male and female testosterone: is one sex made in the image of the other? an invited commentary on Goymann and Wingfield. Behav Ecol. [accessed 2014 May 17];00(00): 1-2. http://beheco.oxfordjournals.org/
    content/early/2014/06/05/beheco.aru091.full.pdf+html. doi:10.1093/beheco/aru091.

    Sumners J. 2014, May 15. Missouri citizens are key to deer management success. MO Conserv. [accessed 2014 May 25];75(6):24-29.http://mdc.mo.gov/sites/default/files/magazine/2014/05/20140601.pdf.

    In-text Reference Example:
    (Ketterson 2014)

     

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    Web Pages

    Web Page Entry Elements:
    Author's Last Name First Initial. Year. Title of web page. Place of publication: publisher; [date updated; date accessed]. Address.
    Works Cited Example:
    Aggarwal PK, Kumar SN, Himanshu P. 2010. Impacts of climate change on growth and yield of rice and wheat in the upper Ganga Basin. New Delhi (India): WWF-India; [accessed 2010 Jun 20]. http://assets.wwfindia.org/downloads/impacts_of_climate_
    change_on_growth_and_yield_of_rice_and_wheat_in_the_upper_ganga_basin.pdf.

    In-text Reference Example:
    (Roecker 2000)

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    Journal Examples

    Journals in Print (See section 29.3.7.1)
    Author's Last Name First Initial. Date. Article title. Journal title. Volume(issue number):location.
    Works Cited Example:

    [ACS] American College of Surgeons, Committee on Trauma. 2001. Practice management guidelines for thoracotomy. J Am Coll Surg. 193(3):303-309.

    McNew JA, Weber T, Parlati F. 2000. Close is not enough: SNARE-dependent membrane fusion requires an active mechanism that transduces force to membrane anchors. J Cell Biol. 150(1):105-17.

    In-text Reference Example:

    (ACS 2001)

    (McNew et al. 2000)

    To locate additional citation examples, consult Style Manuals on Reserve.

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    Journal with Pagination by Issue Entry Elements:
    Author's Last Name First Initial. Year. Article title. Title of Periodical volume number(issue number): pages.
    Works Cited Example:
    Schwartlander B, Garnett G, Walker N, Anderson R. 2000. AIDS in a new
    millennium
    . Science 289(5476):64.
    In-text Reference Example:
    (Schwartlander et al. 2000)

    To locate additional citation examples, consult Style Manuals on Reserve.

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    Magazine Example

    Magazine Entry Elements:
    Author's Last Name First Initial. Year. Article title. Title of Periodical:pages.
    Works Cited Example:
    Hesman T. 2000. Another chromosome down, more to go. Science News:311.
    In-text Reference Example:
    (Hesman 2000)

    To locate additional citation examples, consult Style Manuals on Reserve.

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    Newspaper Example

    Newspaper Entry Elements:
    Author's Last Name First Initial. Year Month Day. Article title. Title of Newspaper (edition). Section:beginning page of article(column number).
    Works Cited Example:
    Couch MP. 2000 Aug 8. Razing of contaminated building OK'd - Freight House tenants pleased by EPA action. Washington Post (Home Ed.). Sect.D:4(col. 1).
    In-text Reference Example:
    (Couch 2000)

    To locate additional citation examples, consult Style Manuals on Reserve.

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    Book Example

    Book Entry Elements (See section 29.3.7.2):
    Author's [or editor's] Last Name First Initial. Date. Title. Edition. Place of Publication: Publisher.
    Works Cited Example:
    Jones M, Fleming SA. 2010. Organic chemistry. 4th ed. New York: W. W. Norton.
    In-text Reference Example:
    (Jones and Fleming 2010)

     

     


    Conference Proceedings and Conference Papers Example

    Conference Proceedings and Conference Papers (See section 29.3.7.3):
    Author's [or editor's] Last Name First Initial. Date. Title. Number and name of conference; date of conference; place of conference. Place of Publication: Publisher.
    Works Cited Example:
    Jones MA, editor. c2010. Organic chemistry 2010. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Organic Chemistry; 2010 Sep 10-12; Detroit, MI. Detroit (MI): American Chemical Group.
    In-text Reference Example:
    (Jones 2010)

    DVDs

    DVDs:
    Author's [or editor's] Last Name First Initial. Date. Title [medium]. Place of publication: Publisher. Notes.
    Works Cited Example:
    Wolfson R, editor. c2004. Physics in your life [DVD]. Chantilly (VA): Teaching Company. 6 DVDs.
    In-text Reference Example:
    (Wolfson c2004)

    To locate additional citation examples, consult Style Manuals on Reserve.

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    More Scientific (CSE) Examples

    More CSE Examples:
     

     

    Additional examples are provided by the Council of Science Editors.