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Biology 115L: Principles of Biology: Citation Formatting

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

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.  

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Citation Managers

Tools to keep track of your references and generate bibliographies in various formats. You can create accounts for these services to save lists and bibliographies. You can add WVU Library sources to your lists and bibliographies, and learn more about managing your research with these tools in WVUL Research Commons Workshop.  

For an overview to help you compare products, see the guide Citation Managers: An Overview.