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CSE (Council of Science Editors) Style Guide: Legal Materials

Examples this Section Covers

This guide will cover the following examples:

For more examples and information, consult Scientific Style and Format : the CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers located in the WVU Libraries.

About Citing Legal Materials

CSE uses the style for citing legal materials described in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation published by the Harvard Law Review and others.  The format for end-references is the same for the citation-sequence, citation-name, and name-year systems.  In-text references are handled the same way as are books without authors.  Begin the in-text reference with the first word or first few words of the title, followed by an ellipsis and year of publication.  Use only as many words from the title as are necessary to distinguish it from other references being cited by title.

What is the Council of Science Editors (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. 

Managing Citations

To help you cite in the CSE Style, try EndNote Basic, a citation manager.  You will be able to create a database of citations, organize them, create a bibliography, insert citations as you type your paper, and much more.