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Citation FAQ: CSE

Frequently asked questions about APA, CSE, MLA, and Turabian citation styles

CSE Formatting

Do I capitalize the first letter of all of the words in the title in my citation?
No, only the first letter of the first word in the title should be capitalized, and after that only proper nouns within the title should be capitalized. The first letter of first part of species names should be capitalized.

When do I italicize something?
The only words that should be italicized are the scientific names of species.

What font should I use?
CSE doesn't require a specific font, although something like Times New Roman is a standard font used in academic writing.

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