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Citation Style Guides: Books

General Form


Last name first initial. Title. City of Publication (state abbreviated):

Publisher; date of publication.


No Italics or underlining.

No indenting.


One author Sec.

Fukuyama F. Our posthuman future: consequences of the biotechnology

revolution. New York (NY): Farrar; 2002. 

More than One author Sec.

Gomez Lavin C, Zapata Garcia, R. Psiquiatria: salud mental y trabajo social

[Psychiatry: mental health and social work]. Pamplona (Spain): Ediciones

Eunate; 2000. Spanish.

List up to 10 authors.  If there are more than 10 authors, list the first 10 authors followed by "et. al."


Editor Sec.

Leeper FJ, Vederas JC, editors. Biosynthesis: polyketides and vitamins.

New York (NY): Springer; 2000.


E-book Sec. and

Bloom H. 1996. Mark Twain [Internet]. Philadelphia (PA): Columbia University

Press; [Cited 2012 January 9]. Available from by subscription.

CSE prefers web addresses for citations rather than citing the database.

Anthology / Books with author and editor Sec.

Martin EW. Hazards of medication. 2nd ed. Ruskin A, Napke E, Alexander SF,

Kelsey FO, Farage DJ, Mills DH, Elkas RW, editors. Philadelphia (PA):

J. B. Lippincott Company; 1978.

Reference Book Sec.

Directory of AIDS resources in the metropolitan Washington area.

Washington (DC): WTTG Television; 1988.

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