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CSE (Council of Science Editors) Style Guide: J. E-Book

Citing Electronic Resources

Electronic resources are cited as print with the URL and/or DOI, digital object identifier, added to the citation. 

Brief Guides to CSE Style

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


The general format and example below refers to an E-Book.

To cite an E-Book, follow the title with the medium designator [Internet]. Follow the publisher name with the date you retrieved the E-Book, and the URL where it is located.

General Format

In-Text Citation:
(Author/Editor date)

Reference List:
Author AA./Editor BB. Year. Title of book. [Internet]. Place of publication (State or Prov): Publisher name. [cited year Mmm dd]. Available from:


In-Text Citation:
(Meehan and Riordan 2002)
Reference List:
Meehan ER, Riordan E, editors. 2002. Sex & money: feminism and political economy in the media. [Internet]. Minneapolis (MN): University of Minnesota Press; [cited 2011 Jan 21]. Available from:

Online CSE Guides

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