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Biology 114: Organisms & Environments: Citing Sources

A guide to biological sciences resources available at the University of Idaho Library

Citing your references in the Council of Scientific Editors (CSE) style

Click here for Washington State University Libraries' quick guide to CSE citation style. 


Here are a few sample citations in CSE style taken from the University of Wisconsin - Madison's Writing Center page explaining CSE:

Book: Allen C, Prior P, Hayward AC. Bacterial wilt: the disease and the Ralstonia solanacearum species complex. St. Paul (MN): APS Press; 2005. 508 p.

Book chapter: Otegui MS. Endosperm: development and molecular biology. In: Olson OA, editor. Endosperm cell walls: formation, composition, and functions. Heidelberg (Germany): Springer-Verlag; 2007. p. 159-178.

Journal article: Wang Y, Zhu J, DeLuca HF. Where is the vitamin D receptor? Arch Biochem Biophys. 2012 Jul 1;523(1):123-33.

Internet resource: Williamson RC. Deciduous tree galls [Internet]. Madison (WI): University of Wisconsin-Madison; 2004 Apr 25 [cited 2013 Sep 12]. Available from

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