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BIOL 1051/1101: Biology Information Literacy Tutorial: CSE Citation

Council of Science Editors' Style Guide

Plagiarism

Interactive Citation Tutorials

How do I use this tutorial? Click each button below. Use the circles on the page to locate pieces of citation information, then try to create a citation with what you find. Check your answer when you are done!

 

Please note that not every article, book, and website will have all of the information in the exact same place, however, this is a good start to help you find citation elements. 

Want to see the answers again? Here are links to the animated answers: Article | Website | Book

Constructing a Citation

Now that you have the different elements of a citation written down, try to create citations for each of the different kinds of materials. Here is the format:

 

Article

Author I, Author I. Title of article. Title of Journal. Year; Volume (Issue).

Now you try! Click the button to the right to check your answer. 

Website

Title of Website [Publication Type]. City (ST): Publisher; cYEAR-YEAR [modified Year Mo Day; cited Year Mo Day]. Available from: http://link/.

Now you try! Click the button to the right to check your answer.

Book

Author I, Author I. Year. Title of book: Subtitle of book. Place of Publication; Publisher.

Now you try! Click the button to the right to check your answer.

 

 

 

 

 

 Not the style you are looking for? MLA Guide | Chicago Guide | ACS Guide | AMA Guide | APA Guide

Want to learn about RefWorks Citation Software?  RefWorks Guide