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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?

Articles

  • journal, magazine and newspaper article examples

Books/eBooks

  • print and online books/book chapters examples

Web pages

  • web page examples

Media

  • images, video

Conferences/unpublished

  • publications; papers/poster sessions

In text

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

Authors

  • 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

More guides

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Additional CSE Style NAME-YEAR system examples
(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

Citation FAQs (CSE Style)

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