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CSE (Council of Science Editors) Style Guide: A. Motion Picture

Brief Guides to CSE Style

Printable brief guides to CSE style, Name-Year (N-Y). 

Motion Picture

The general format and example below refers to a motion picture.

Be sure to include a medium designator after the title.  For a DVD use [videodisc], and for a VHS use [videocassette].

The publication information is followed by a physical description of the medium, e.g., 1 videodisc: 122 min, sound, colour, 4 3/4 in. OR 1 videocassette: 68 min, sound, colour, 1/2 in.

General Format

In-Text Citation:
(Author date)

Reference List:
Author AA. Year. Title. [medium designator]. Place of publication (State or Prov): Publisher name. 1 [medium designator]: description.


In-Text Citation:
(Downey 2006)
Reference List:

Downey D, producer/director. 2008. Community health nursing: a practical view. [videodisc]. St. John's (NL): Memorial University of Newfoundland. 1 videodisc: 28 min, sound, colour, 4 3/4 in.

Online CSE Guides

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