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Biology 115: Principles of Biology: Citation Formatting

This guide brings together library resources needed by students completing assignments for Biology 115

Scientific Style and Format or CSE Style

The Council of Science Editors (CSE) is a specific style to be used when citing information and organizing a research paper.  The CSE documentation style is used in the sciences, including biology, ecology, zoology, and medicine.

The following web pages demonstrate the use of the Name-Year (N-Y) system.

Council of Science Editors (CSE) N-Y Citation Style

Printable CSE Quick Guide:

Complete CSE Style Guide Print + Online

Scientific Style and Format (8th edition) 

The most recent edition is available for WVU students to use.  If you can't find answer in this research guide, then try the Quick Guide.  

If you would like to use a the print copy, you will find one in the Reference Section of the Downtown Campus Library.  The call number is REF T11.S386 2104.  

Plagiarism and Cheating

EndNote Basic

One of the main ingredients in the ethical use of information is correctly citing sources.  With EndNote Basic you can create a database of citations, put them in folders, create a bibliography, insert citations as you type your paper, and much more.

Other Citation Tools