Citation-Sequence and Citation-Name
- Formatting the References Page
- End Reference Entries
- Abbreviating Journal Titles
- Include a references page on a separate sheet of paper
- Centre the title References; other acceptable titles include Cited References, Literature Cited, or Bibliography
- Double space the entire list
- Indent the hanging line(s) of each citation (0.5" or 1.27 cm). The first line of a reference should be flush with the left hand margin, with all subsequent lines in that reference should be indented by half an inch.
For example, if a reference to Schaefer is the first one you mention in the text, then the complete reference to the Schaefer work will be number 1 on the end reference list. Use the same number for subsequent in-text references to the same work.
For the Citation-Name style, the references on the references page are arranged alphabetically by author. Then each reference entry is numbered, so that your first work, say by Armstrong, is number 1, then Burton is number 2, etc.
CSE uses discipline-specific methods of abbreviating journal titles or, alternatively, rules for abbreviating journal titles such as outlined by the National Library of Medicine (NLM).