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Library DIY: Citing Sources in Scientific (CSE) Format

Find how to locate a book, eBook, and articles, evaluate and cite sources, and access library services.

What's in this guide?


  • journal, magazine and newspaper article examples


  • print and online books/book chapters examples

Web pages

  • web page examples


  • images, video


  • publications; papers/poster sessions

In text

  • parenthetical referencing examples within the text
  • citing author names within the text


  • citing author names in the end references

Ask a Librarian

  • ask for research help at the Library Services Desk, using chat, email, phone
  • email any one of the librarians for a research appointment tailored to your paper/project

Citation FAQ

More guides

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center CSE page includes in-text, end reference and author examples

Additional examples are provided by the Council of Science Editors:

  • forthcoming material
  • chapters in book
  • multivolume work as a whole
  • dissertations and theses
  • patents
  • personal communication


Scientific report writing guidelines, Writing Center, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

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