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Citation Guide: CSE Citation

Learning to Cite in CSE Style

This page will help you learn the basics of citing in CSE Style. It includes interactive tutorials to teach you to cite.

On this page, you will find:

  • Links to the CSE Style Guide (left column)
  • Three interactive tutorials that allow you to locate the pieces of a citation for a book, article, and webpage (right column)
  • The format of three common CSE citations to help you cite your sources (right column)
  • Two interactive tutorials that teach you how to avoid plagiarism and follow rules of academic integrity (left column)

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

Here is how to format some of the most common types of citations in CSE Style.


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

Now you try! 


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! 


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

Now you try! 

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