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CSE (Council of Science Editors) Citation Guide: Home

What is CSE?

CSE stands for Council of Science Editors. CSE Style is a citation and formatting style for research papers primarily used in the medical sciences. 

There are three documentation systems for CSE style:

  • Citation-sequence system
  • Citation-name system
  • Name-year system

You can learn how to use these systems using the tabs at the top of the page.

Style Guides Online

Style Guides in the Libraries

Reference materials are available:

 - at the Reference Desk at Smith Library (2nd Floor)

 - and the Wanek Center Learning Commons

CSE Quick Reference Guide


There are three documentation systems used in CSE and it is important to ask your professor which style you are supposed to be citing your paper in before beginning.  In this guide you will find information on how to cite in each of the three styles:

Information on general formatting for citations in all three of these formats will be discussed here:

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