) Citing Information

cse / cbe: print sources

Below are examples of citations as they may appear in a works-cited page using the Name-Year system. The examples are meant to be illustrative and do not encompass every possible situation. If you have questions about citing particular types of sources or dealing with particular situations, you should consult Scientific Style and Format or contact a reference librarian.

Note that, in CSE style, titles of periodicals (newspapers, journals, magazines) are capitalized as they normally are; book titles and article titles have only the first word of the title (and of any subtitles), as well as proper nouns, capitalized.

Also note that, throughout CSE style, no commas are used to offset the author's last name from his or her initials, no space separates the first and middle initial, and periods do not, in general, follow initials.

Book (view detail)

Mech LD. 1988. The Arctic wolf: living with the pack. Stillwater (MN): Voyageur Press. 128 p.

Edited Book (view detail)

Reaka-Kudla ML, Wilson DE, Wilson EO, editors. 1997. Biodiversity II: understanding and protecting our biological resources. Washington (DC): Joseph Henry Press. 551 p.

Chapter in a Book (view detail)

Allan SA. 2001. Ticks (class Arachnida: order Acarina). In: Samuel WM, Pybus MJ, Kocan AA, editors. Parasitic diseases of wild mammals. 2nd ed. Ames (IA): Iowa State University Press. p 72-106.

Article from a Scholarly Journal (view detail)
Note that journal titles must be abbreviated in citations in CSE style. Rules for journal abbreviation are complex and the correct abbreviation is not always obvious; a list of journals and their abbreviations may be found at the ISI Web of Science website. In addition, resources for journal abbreviations by discipline can be found in Scientific Style and Format in Appendix 29.1 (p. 569). In the example below, the abbreviated form of the journal title Biological Conservation is used.

Cox J, Engstrom RT. 2001. Influence of the spatial pattern of conserved lands on the persistence of a large population of red-cockaded woodpeckers. Biol Conserv. 100(1): 137-150.

Article from a Magazine (view detail)
If an abbreviation is available for a magazine title, it should be used.

Losos JB. 2001 Mar. Evolution: a lizard's tale. Sci Am. 284(3): 64-69.

Article from a Newspaper (view detail)

Yoon CK. 2000 Dec 26. DNA clues improve outlook for red wolf. New York Times. Sect. F:10 (col. 1).