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CSE (Council of Science Editors) Style Guide: A. Basic Book

Brief Guides to CSE Style

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

Basic Book

The general format and example below refers to a book with one author.  Including the number of pages, or pagination, is optional.

Note that books in electronic form, as well as special types of books such as conference proceedings and technical reports have their own format.
 
General Format
 
In-Text Citation:
(Author date)

Reference List:
Author AA. Year. Title of book. Edition. Place of publication (State or Prov): Publisher name. Number of pages p.

Example
 
In-Text Citation:
(Schott 2002)
 
Reference List:
Schott J. 2002. Leading antenatal classes: a practical guide. Boston (MA): Books for Midwives. 189 p.

Online CSE Guides

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