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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.

Two-Ten Authors

The general format and example below refers to a book with two-ten authors.

When there are ten or fewer authors, list them all, including the tenth author.  List the names of the authors in the order in which they appear in the text.

General Format

In-Text Citation for Two Authors:
(Author and Author date)

In-Text Citation for Three or More Authors:
(Author et al. date)

Reference List:
Author AA, Author BB. Year. Title of book. Edition. Place of publication (State or Prov): Publisher name. Number of pages p.


In-Text Citation for Two Authors:
(Lewontin and Levins 2007)

In-Text Citation for Three or More Authors:
(Lewontin et al. 2007) 

Reference List:
Lewontin RC, Levins R. 2007. Biology under the influence: dialectical essays on ecology, agriculture, and health. New York (NY): Monthly Review Press. 400 p.

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