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CSE Citation Style

About Citing Books

When you're finding books for your research, make note of the author name(s), book title, edition, publication date, publisher, place of publication, and the pages you've referenced.

For each type of source in this guide, both the general form and a specific example will be provided.

The following format will be used:

In-Text Citation- entry that appears in the body of your paper.

Reference List- entry that appears at the end of your paper.

Information was drawn from Scientific style and format : the CSE manual for authors, editors, and publishers.

Chapter in an Edited Book

The general format and example below refers to a chapter in an edited book.

To cite a specific chapter in an edited book, include the author(s) and title of the chapter, as well as
the editor(s) and title of the book.

General Format

In-Text Citation:
(Editor date)

Reference List:
Author(s) AA. Year. Title of chapter. In: Editor(s) BB, editor(s). Title of book. Edition. Place of publication (State or Prov): Publisher name. p. page range.


In-Text Citation:
(Dube and Sekhwela 2008)
Reference List:

Dube OP, Sekhwela MBM. 2008. Indigenous knowledge, institutions and practices for coping with variable climate in the Limpopo Basin of Botswana. In: Leary N, Adejuwon J, Barros V, Burton I, Kulkarni J, Lasco R, editors. Climate change and adaptation. London: Earthscan. p. 71-89.

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