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CSE/CBE: Print Sources

CSE/CBE: Print Sources

Below are examples of citations as they may appear in a works-cited page using the Name-Year system. The examples are meant to be illustrative and do not encompass every possible situation. If you have questions about citing particular types of sources or dealing with particular situations, you should consult Scientific Style and Format or contact a reference librarian.

Note that, in CSE style, titles of periodicals (newspapers, journals, magazines) are capitalized as they normally are; book titles and article titles have only the first word of the title (and of any subtitles), as well as proper nouns, capitalized.

Also note that, throughout CSE style, no commas are used to offset the author's last name from his or her initials, no space separates the first and middle initial, and periods do not, in general, follow initials.


CSE/CBE Name Year Print Book

Edited Book

CSE/CBE Name Year Print Edited Book

Chapter in a Book

CSE/CBE Name Year Print Chapter in a Book

Article from a Scholarly Journal

Note that journal titles must be abbreviated in citations in CSE style. Rules for journal abbreviation are complex and the correct abbreviation is not always obvious; a list of journals and their abbreviations may be found at the ISI Web of Science website. In addition, resources for journal abbreviations by discipline can be found in Scientific Style and Format in Appendix 29.1 (p. 569). In the example below, the abbreviated form of the journal title Biological Conservation is used.

CSE/CBE Name Year Print Article from a Scholarly Journal

Article from a Magazine

CSE/CBE Name Year Print Article from a Magazine

If an abbreviation is available for a magazine title, it should be used.

Article from a Newspaper

CSE/CBE Name Year Print Article from a Newspaper