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CSE Citation Style

About Citing Articles

When citing articles, take note of the author, article title, periodical title, volume and issue numbers, the date, and page numbers. 

Note that the citation format is slightly different if the article is in print or online, and if an electronic article has a DOI, or Digital Object Identifier.

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.

Newspaper Article

The general format and example below refers to a newspaper article.

Newspaper titles are not abbreviated.

General Format

In-Text Citation:
(Author date)

Reference List:
Author AA, Author BB. Year Mmm dd. Article title. Newspaper title (edition). Sect: Beginning page of article (column number).


In-Text Citation:
(Smith 2010) 

Reference List:

Smith JL. 2010 Jun 7. 40-year itch hitting more marriages: divorce rates among mature couples mounts as baby boomers refuse to keep up appearances. Vancouver Sun; Sect. B:7.

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