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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, 7th edition, ©2006.
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 7th 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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    EBSCOhost Articles

    EBSCO Article Entry Elements:
    Author's Last Name First Initial. Year. Article title. Title of Periodical [serial online]; volume number(issue number):pages. Available from: Vendor/Database Name(Article Number). Accessed Date of Visit.
    Works Cited Example:
    Bem DJ. 2000. Exotic becomes Erotic: Interpreting the Biological Correlates of Sexual Orientation. Archives of Sexual Behavior [serial online]; 29(6): 16. Available from: EBSCOhost/Academic Search Premier(A67882376). Accessed 2002 Sep 20.
    Parenthetical Reference Example:
    (Bem 2000)

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    JSTOR Articles

    JSTOR Article Entry Elements:
    Author's Last Name First Initial. Year. Article title. Title of Periodical [serial online]; volume number(issue number):pages. Available from: Vendor/Database Name(Article Number). Accessed Date of Visit.
    Works Cited Example:
    Bem DJ. 2000. Exotic becomes Erotic: Interpreting the Biological Correlates of Sexual Orientation. Archives of Sexual Behavior [serial online]; 29(6):16. Available from: JSTOR. Accessed 2002 Sept 20.
    Parenthetical Reference Example:
    (Bem 2000)

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    Journal Articles on the Internet:

    Journal Article on the Internet (p. 557):
    Author's Last Name First Initial. Article title. Title of journal [medium designator]. Year [date updated; date cited]; volume(issue):pages. Available from: location
    Works Cited Example:
    Tucker JB. Double-edged DNA preventing the misuse of gene synthesis. Issues Sci Tech [Internet]. 2010 [cited 2010 May 17]; 26(3): 23-32. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true
    &db=ehh&AN=49239940&site=ehost-live

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    Web Pages

    Web Page Entry Elements:
    Author's Last Name First Initial. Year. Title of web page. [online]. Available from: Protocol, Address, and Path. Accessed Date of Visit.
    Works Cited Example:
    Roecker F. 2000. CBE style form guide. [Online]. Available from:
    http://www.lib.ohio-state.edu/guides/cbegd.html. Accessed 2000 Aug 14.
    Parenthetical Reference Example:
    (Roecker 2000)

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    Journal Examples

    Journals with Continuous Pagination Entry Elements (p. 518-526):
    Author's Last Name First Initial. Year. Article title. Title of Periodical volume number(issue number): pages.
    Works Cited Example:
    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. Journal of Cell Biology 150(1): 105-17.
    Parenthetical Reference Example:
    (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.
    Parenthetical 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.
    Parenthetical 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;Section Designator:Page Number(column number).
    Works Cited Example:
    Couch MP. 2000 Aug 8. Razing of contaminated building OK'd - Freight House tenants pleased by EPA action. Kansas City Star;Sect D:4.
    Parenthetical Reference Example:
    (Couch 2000)

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

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    Book Example

    Book Entry Elements (p. 527):
    Author's [or editor's] Last Name First Initial. Title. Edition. Place of Publication: Publisher Name; date.
    Works Cited Example:
    Jones M, Fleming SA. Organic chemistry. 4th ed. New York: W. W. Norton; 2010.

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

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    No Author Given

    NOTE:
    • When no author is indicated, begin the entry with the title of the work, as shown below.
    • The following example is a paper issue journal article with continuous pagination.

    EBSCOhost Article Entry Elements:
    Author's Last Name First Initial. Year. Article title. Title of Periodical volume number(issue number):pages.
    Works Cited Example:
    [Anonymous] 2000. Close is not enough: SNARE-dependent membrane fusion requires an active mechanism that transduces force to membrane anchors. Journal of Cell Biology 150(1):105-17.
    Parenthetical Reference Example:
    ([Anonymous] 2000)

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    More Scientific (CSE) Examples


    More CSE Examples from other universities:
     

    This guide is based on Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, 7th edition, 2006, and is provided by the University of Wisconsin Writing Center.

    From The Ohio State University, this guide provides other examples.