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CSE Citation-Sequence Citation Guide, for Maria Kelly's Classes: Books


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General Information

Citations for books include the author's name, title of the book, and publication information (city, state, name of publisher and date of publication). 

When citing an entire book, include the total pages at the end followed by the letter 'p'  For selected pages, use 'p' followed by the page numbers used.

Chapters, sections, tables, charts, or graphs written by the author or authors of the book are considered parts of the book: when written by someone other than the author or authors of the book, they are considered contributions to a book. 

Include the edition number after the title, if citing an edition other than the first.

Print Books


Citation number. Author. Title. Edition. Place of publication: publisher; date. Number of pages is optional.


Entire book, one author

1. Ede A. The chemical element: a historical perspective. Westport (CT): Greenwood Press; 2006. 183 p.

Entire book, two or more authors

2. Schott J, Priest J. Leading antenatal classes: a practical guide. 2nd ed. Boston (MA): Books for Midwives; 2002. 268 p.

Part of a book

3. Shakelford RT. Surgery of the alimentary tract. Philadelphia (PA): W.B. Saunders; 1978. Chapter 2, Esophagoscopy; p. 29-40.

Contribution to a book

4. Anderson RJ, Schrier RW. Acute renal failure. In: Braunwald E, Isselbacher KJ, Petersdorf RG, editors. Harrison's principles of internal medicine. 15th ed. New York (NY): McGraw-Hill; c2001. p. 1149-1155.

Book with an editor

5. 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; c1978. 686 p.