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Basic CSE Rules
Some basic rules for CSE References are:
- All citations should be single spaced
- Indent after the first line of each entry (hanging indent)
- Entries are not numbered; Alphabetize by the first word of the entry
- If no author is listed, begin with title
- Do not use Italics, underlining or bold lettering on titles.
- Retain whatever punctuation appears within the original title; If no punctuation separates the title from a subtitle, use a colon.
- Books and article titles: capitalized using only the first word and proper nouns.
- Journal and newspaper titles: capitalize every word.
- Editions of books are noted after the title in the following format: 2nd ed. First editions are not listed as such. If no edition is listed, omit the edition section.
- If no year of publication can be determined, use the year of copyright, preceded by "c", as c2000.
- Months are shortened to the first three letters with no period.
- Dates are written as year month day
Place of Publication
- If more than one city of publication is listed, use the first one encountered or the one in the largest or bold type font.
- If place can't be located on website then use [place unknown] in brackets.