In this section, you will find many instructional materials we've developed for our Writing Center teaching.
However, there are limitations to these materials. Assignments vary, and different instructors want different things from student writers. Therefore, the advice here may or may not apply to your writing situation.
Finally, handouts can give only a fraction of the customized guidance that an individual conference with a Writing Center instructor can provide. If you have questions about the information in our handouts, please make an appointment to see a Writing Center instructor.
Council of Science Editors citation style
The 2006 CSE (Council of Science Editors) manual, Seventh Edition, Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, describes three systems of documentation: the citation-sequence system, the name-year system, and the citation-name system. The links below provide guidelines for each system.
For a class paper, check to see if your instructor prefers one of these systems or another.
For a journal article, check the journal's instructions to authors to find out which system to use.