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Citing Information: Online Sources

CSE/CBE: Online Sources

CSE/CBE 8th edition Name-Year: Online Sources

As of Fall 2020, UNC affiliates have temporary access to Scientific Style and Format; the CSE Manual for full guidance on CSE/CBE citations. Available by special arrangement in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Simultaneous access is limited.

For online resources in the CSE/CBE 8th Edition, the URL is a required element, but the DOI is optional. However, if a DOI exists, it would be useful to include because it makes the resource easier to locate.

Article from a Scholarly Journal, Retrieved from an Online Database

Journal titles must be abbreviated in citations in CSE style. Rules for journal abbreviation are complex and the correct abbreviation is not always obvious. The List of Title Word Abbreviations is searchable database of words commonly found in titles and their correct abbreviations. Additionally, a list of journal titles and their abbreviations may be found at ISI Web of Science. In the example below, the abbreviated form of the journal title Journal of Clinical Investigation is used.

CSE/CBE 8 Name Year Online Article from a Scholarly Journal, Retrieved from Database

Note: When citing an online article from a journal, there will be no spaces from the semicolon after "Date Accessed" through the "Pages." To see the final citation without spaces, check the Sample References Page.

Article from a Scholarly Journal, Retrieved from a Website

CSE/CBE 8 Name Year Online Article from a Scholarly Journal, Retrieved from Website

Conference Paper, Retrieved from an Online Database

CSE/CBE 8 Name Year Online Conference Paper, Retrieved from Database

Website

CSE/CBE 8 Name Year Online Website

In this example citation, the website has a copyright date in lieu of a publication date, as no publication date was provided.

Research Report Published Online

CSE/CBE 8 Name Year Online Research Report

Research Report with Organizational Author Published Online

This work is cited with an organization as its author, an abbreviation is provided immediately prior to the citation indicating how the work's name will appear when cited in-text. See the page on in-text citations in the Name-Year system for more details.

CSE/CBE 8 Name Year Online Research Report with Organizational Author

Figure from Journal Article, Retrieved from a Journal Published Online

CSE/CBE 8 Name Year Online Figure from Journal Article, Retrieved from a Journal

Audio/Visual Resources

CSE/CBE 8 Name Year AudioVisual Resources