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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.


The general format and example below refers to an E-Book.

To cite an E-Book, follow the title with the medium designator [Internet]. Follow the publisher name with the date you retrieved the E-Book, and the URL where it is located.

General Format

In-Text Citation:
(Author/Editor date)

Reference List:
Author AA./Editor BB. Year. Title of book. [Internet]. Place of publication (State or Prov): Publisher name. [cited year Mmm dd]. Available from:


In-Text Citation:
(Meehan and Riordan 2002)
Reference List:
Meehan ER, Riordan E, editors. 2002. Sex & money: feminism and political economy in the media. [Internet]. Minneapolis (MN): University of Minnesota Press; [cited 2011 Jan 21]. Available from:

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