Your lab report's works cited page and in-text citations should be formatted using the CSE Name-Year system.
Citing journal articles
Format: Author(s). Date. Title of article. Title of journal. Volume(issue):page range.
Citing a journal article with one author
Stanhill G. 1958. Effects of soil moisture on the yield and quality of early turnips: I. Response to different sustained soil moisture regimes. Journal of Horticultural Science 33(2):108-118.
Citing a journal article with two authors.
Asare E, Scarisbrick DH. 1995. Rate of nitrogen and sulphur fertilizers on yield, yield components and seed quality of oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.). Field Crops Research 44(1):41-46.
(Asare and Scarisbrick 2009)
Citing a journal article with three or more authors.
Lyons G, Genc Y, Soole K, Stangoulis JCR, Liu F, Graham RD. 2009. Selenium increases seed production in Brassica. Plant and Soil 318:73-80.
(Lyons et al. 2009)
Format: Author(s). Date. Title. Edition. Place of publication: publisher name.
Citing an entire book
Murphy B. 1998. Greener pastures on your side of the fence. 4th ed. Colchester (VT): Arriba Pub.
Citing a single chapter from an edited volume
For this case, you would need to cite a little differently from citing the entire book.
Pang E, Cao H, Zhang B, Lin K. 2015. Crop genome annotation: a case study for the Brassica rapa genome. In: Wang X, Kole C, editors. The Brassica rapa genome. Berlin: Springer. p. 53-64.
(Pang et al. 2015)
For more information on CSE format, check out Scientific Style and Format Citation Quick Guide, a short webpage by the publishers of Scientific Style and Format.
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Visit the Zotero webpage (www.zotero.org) to install Zotero to your computer.
Why use Zotero?
(modified from Humboldt State University’s Zotero LibGuide)
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To Add CSE Style to Zotero
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