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CSE Style Guide, for 7th Edition

Citation-Sequence & Citation-Name Formatting

Introduction

   The method for citing books in C-S and C-N is the same in each style. Remember though that, in the bibliography, C-S citations are listed in order of appearance, and C-N citations are listed alphabetically.
 

Style In-text citations Reference list
Citation-Sequence (C-S) (1), (2), (3), (4), (5) Citations are listed in order of appearance
Citation-Name (C-N) (3), (2), (4), (1), (5) Citations are listed alphabetically by author's last name then given a number. In-text citation numbers will then typically appear out of order

 

In-text Structure

In both C-S and C-N the in-text citation numbers can be formatted using brackets [1], superscripts1, or in parentheses (1).


 Bibliography Example

C-S

1. Pollan M. The omnivore’s dilemma: A natural history of four meals. New York: Penguin; 2006. 709 p.

2. Newton N. Minow NN, LaMay CL. Inside the presidential debates: Their improbable past and promising future. Chicago: University of Chicago Press; 2008. 240 p.

 

C-N

1. Newton N. Minow NN, LaMay CL. Inside the presidential debates: Their improbable past and promising future. Chicago: University of Chicago Press; 2008. 240 p.

2. Pollan M. The omnivore’s dilemma: A natural history of four meals. New York: Penguin; 2006. 709 p.


As you can see in the bibliographic example above, if you're using C-S and the first reference in your paper was to Pollan, it would be listed first in your Bibliography, regardless of alphabetical order. However, in C-N your reference list is generated first and assigned numbers according to alphabetic order. Therefore, instead of putting a 1 in-text, you would put a 2 instead.