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Scientific Style (CSE) Citation Examples: Home

Find how to cite articles, books (+ chapters, textbooks, lab manuals) magazines/newspapers, videos, conference papers, web pages, in text parentheticals, & author names. Single-space citations with a hanging indent (ctrl+t). Double-space between entries.

Name–year system

The following examples illustrate the CSE name–year system. In-text references consist of the author(s) surname and the year of publication. End references are unnumbered and listed in alphabetical order.

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Conferences/unpublished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

  • Formatting of author variations (one or more, no named author, multiple sources by the same author) within the references

References

  • formatting
  • sample references page

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CSE Style NAME-YEAR system examples

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

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

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