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CSE Citation Style

About Citing Sources

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 maps published as independent sheets.

The cartographer is listed in place of an author, followed by [, cartographer], and information on the map type is listed after the title, e.g., [topographic map].

If it is relevant, include a brief physical description of the map: the number of sheets, size, color or black and white, and scale.

General Format

In-Text Citation:
(Cartographer date)

Reference List:
Author(s) AA, cartographer(s). Date. Title of map [map type]. Place of publication (State or Province): publisher. Physical description.


In-Text Citation:
(Doyon and Donovan 1992)

Reference List:
Doyon R, Donovan T, cartographers. 1992. AIDS in Massachusetts, 1985-1991 [demographic map]. Amherst (MA): University of Massachusetts, Department of Geology & Geography.

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