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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.

Multi-Volume Work

The general format and example below refers to one volume of a book in a multi-volume series.

Follow the publisher name with the name of the series and the volume or issue number in parentheses.

General Format

In-Text Citation:
(Author date)

Reference List:
Author AA. Year. Title of book. Edition. Place of publication (State or Prov): Publisher name. (Series name; volume).


In-Text Citation:
(Parkman 1915)
Reference List:

Parkman F. 1915. The conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the conquest of Canada. New York (NY): Scribners. (To the massacre at Michillimackinac; vol. 1).

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