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Citing and Writing Guide - MLA, APA, CSE, Chicago/Turabian, ACS: CSE Style

Information on writing and grammar, copyright, and citation styles.

What Is CSE?

The CSE (Council of Science Editors) style is most often used for the sciences, particularly the natural and physical sciences. Aside from these online sources, you can also view the library's copy of the style manual in the reference section:

Helpful CSE Guides

A Few Notes about CSE Style

The CSE style has several unique requirements, so be sure to check your citations carefully. A few things to note about CSE style:

  • There are two systems with CSE style: Name-Year and Citation-Sequence. Be sure to be informed if your professor has a preference, and use the same system consistently throughout your work.
  • Unlike most citation styles, there are no commas between an author's last name and first name 
  • You must include the number of pages of a book at the end of a book citation
  • You must abbreviate journal titles (see below).