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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.

No Author

The general format and example below refers to a book with no author or editor.

For books with no identifiable author or editor, substitute the title for the author. Begin the in-text reference with the first few words of the title, followed by "...". Use only as many words as are necessary to distinguish the book from the other titles you are listing.

General Format

In-Text Citation:
(Title date)

Reference List:
Title of Book. Edition. Year. Place of publication (State or Prov): Publisher name. Number of pages p.


In-Text Citation:
(The encyclopedic dictionary... 1986)
Reference List:

The encyclopedic dictionary of psychology. 3rd ed. 1986. Guilford (CT): Dushkin Publishing Group.

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