When quoting or paraphrasing another person's words or ideas, you must give credit to that person. You do this with an in-text citation. In the Name-Year system used by CSE, the in text citation includes the author's last name and the year of publication of the work. Both are enclosed in parenthesis, with a space separating the name and the year. It should look like this: (author's last name year). With a web site, where there is usually no page numbers, just list the author's last name.
The NIH has called for a change in smallpox vaccination policy (Fauci 2002) that . . .
Fauci AS. 2002. Smallpox vaccination policy - the need for dialogue. N Engl J Med.
> When there are two authors, provide the names of both, separated by the word "and"
. . . and the most recent work on albuterol administration (Mazan and Hoffman 2001) is . . .
Mazan MR, Hoffman AM. 2001. Effects of aerosolized albuterol on physiologic responses to exercise in
standardbreds. Am J Vet Res. 62(11):1812-1817.
> If a work has three or more authors, list the name of the first author followed by "et al."
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Prior studies (Ito et al. 1983) established that . . .
Ito H, Fukuda Y, Murata K, Kimura A. 1983. Transformation of intact yeast cells treated with alkali
cations. J Bacteriol. 153(1):163-168.
> If the author is a government body or corporation, use the initials of the organization's name to create a shortened form of the name
In-text citation: The landmark report on legalized abortion (IOM 1975) was . . .
[IOM] Institute of Medicine (US). 1975. Legalized abortion and the public health; report of a study
by a committee of the Institute of Medicine. Washington (DC): National Academy of Sciences.
> If there is no author, use the first word or first few words of the title of the work, followed by an ellipsis ( . . .). Use only as many words as necessary to distinguish the cited work from others in your work cited list.
In text citation: Drug dosage recommendations for elderly patients (Handbook . . . c2000) depart from . . .
Handbook of geriatric drug therapy. c2000. Springhouse (PA): Springhouse.
> If there is no date, use the words "date unknown" within brackets [ ].
In-text citation: An early Belgian study (Lederer [date unknown]) on nutrition showed . . .
Lederer J. [date unknown]. Ailmentation et cancer [Diet and cancer]. 3rd ed. Brussels (Belgium): Nauwelaerts.