CSE stands for Council of Science Editors and is commonly used when writing scientifically. CSE style includes three major systems for organizing your references: citation-sequence, citation-name, and name-year. These systems indicate how your in-text citations look and how your reference list is organized. The system most commonly used in Environmental Studies classes at W&J is name-year.
In the Name-Year system, in-text citations share the authors name and the date of publication and the cited reference list is organized alphabetically.
CSE uses abbreviated journal titles which can be overwhelming for first-time users. We encourage you to ask a librarian for help.
In CSE style, keep in mind these general rules:
|Books||Maslin M. 2004. Global warming: a very short introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [accessed 2021 Feb 9]. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=shib&db=nlebk&AN=186582&site=eds-live&custid=s9006354.|
|Articles||Olabi A G, Maizak D, Wilberforce T. 2020. Review of the regulations and techniques to eliminate toxic emissions from diesel engine cars. Sci Total Environ. [accessed 2021 Feb 9]; 748: 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.141249.|
|Websites||Smith A B. 2020. 2010-2019: a landmark decade of U.S. billion-dollar weather and climate disasters. [Internet]. Climate.gov National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [modified 2020 Jan 8; cited 2021 Feb 9]. Available from: https://www.climate.gov/news-features/blogs/beyond-data/2010-2019-landmark-decade-us-billion-dollar-weather-and-climate.|