About Citing Sources
This guide contains some examples of common citation formats in CSE Style (Council of Science Editors, formerly called the CBE Council of Biology Editors).
The Council of Science Editor's (CSE) style is used for citing references in the physical and life sciences.
The CSE style has two systems of citation, the Citation-Sequence system and the Name-Year system. This guide will focus on the Name-Year system.
Your CSE citations will include in text citations, as well as a Literature CIted at the end of your paper.
CSE was formerly called CBE style.
The purpose of documentation is to:
- Identify (cite) other people’s ideas and information used within your essay or term paper.
- Indicate the authors or sources of these in a Literature Cited list at the end of your paper.
For complete citation information, see Scientific Style and Format: the CSE manual for authors, editors and publishers.
Citation Bascs for Other Sources
This guide will cover the following examples:
- Published Conference Proceedings
- Conference Papers
- Technical Report
- Personal Communications
- Lab Report or Handout
- Online Images