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FOWS 5270: Natural Resources Policy: REFERENCES

Council of Science Editors (CSE) Citation Style

The CSE Citation style is commonly used by biologists, foresters, and other natural resource professionals. In this course, you will follow CSE Name-Year Documentation (8th edition).  This guide provides sample citations for a variety of source types. There is a print copy available at the Reference Desk on the second floor of the library:

IMPORTANT NOTE: All entries should have hanging indents! Unfortunately, I'm not able to create them on this website...



Berry W. 2015. Our Only World: Ten Essays. Counterpoint.

Jose S, Jokela EJ, Miller DL. 2007. The Longleaf Pine Ecosystem: Ecology, Silviculture, and Restoration. Springer Science & Business Media.

Book chapter in edited book

Kush, JS, Goelz JCG, Williams RA, Carter DL, Linehand PE. 2007. Longleaf pine growth and yield. In: The Longleaf Pine Ecosystem: Ecology, Silviculture, and Restoration. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 251–267.

Technical Reports

Technical Report with Individual Authors

Ford PL, Fagerlund RA, Duszynski DW, Polechla PJ. 2004. Fleas and lice of mammals in New Mexico. Fort Collins (CO): USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station. General Technical Report No. RMRS-GTR-123.

Technical Report with Agency Author

Working Group on Diversity in the Biomedical Research Workforce (US). 2012. Draft report diversity in the biomedical research workforce [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Institutes of Health (US); [cited 2013 Sep 12]. Available from

Other Periodicals


Scholz S. 2006. The POETICs of industrial carbon dioxide emissions in Japan: an urban and institutional extension of the IPAT identity. Carbon Balance Magag. [Internet] [cited 2010 July 29]. 1(11). Available from


Berger E. 2011 Jan 23. New blood test key to future of cancer treatment. Houston Chronicle.[Internet] [cited 2011 Feb 2]. Available from:

Legal Materials

All legal materials should be cited according to The Bluebook. For examples not mentioned below, or for additional information, check this help guide created by Georgetown University Law Library.

Public Law

Preventive Health Amendments of 1993, Pub. Law. No. 103-183, 107 Stat. 2226 (Decl 14, 1993).

Unenacted Bill

Medical Records Confidentiality Act of 1995, S. 1360, 104th Cong., 1st Sess. (1995).

Federal Register

"Examinations of Work Areas in Underground Coal Mines for Violations of Mandatory Health or Safety Standards," 77 Federal Register 67 (April 6, 2012), pp. 20700-20714.

Code of Federal Regulations

Informed Consent, 42 C.F.R. Sect. 441.257 (1995).


Increased Drug Abuse: the Impact on the Nation's Emergency Rooms: Hearings Before the Sub-comm. on Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations of the House Comm. on Government Operations, 103rd Congr., 1st Sess. (May 26, 1993). 

Congressional Record

142 Cong. Rec. 14979 (1996)

Executive Order

Exec. Order No. 13,231, 3 C.F.R. 805 (2002)

*To cite these within text, use only as many words from the title as necessary to distinguish it from other titles in the reference list.  For example, you would use (Preventive...1993) or (Informed...1995) for the legal documents above.


Online Video

Turkey Hatching [video]. Lancaster County 4H. 2010 May 7, 9:57 minutes. [accessed 2017 Oct 19].

Sand Cat Kittens Filmed for the First Time in the Wild. National Geographic Wild. 2017 Oct 16, 1:09 minutes. [accessed 2017 Oct 19].


Online Images (to find images you can legally share, use Creative Commons Search and deselect boxes for commercial use and modification)

Bartel B. Red Wolf (Canis rufus) looking adorably [image]. Washington (DC): United States Fish & Wildlife Service. [accessed 2017 Oct 19].

Illustration of hydraulic fracturing and related activities [image]. Washington (DC): United States Environmental Protection Agency. [accessed 2017 Oct 19].

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

CSE Citation Style requires that journals are abbreviated according to standardized format. Abbreviated styles are available at CAS Source Index (CASSI). If you do not find the journal listed, one is probably not available. In that case, type out the entire journal name.

Print journal with electronic access

Shepard JP, Creighton J, Duzan H. 2004. Forestry herbicides in the United States: an overview. Wildlife Society Bulletin 32:1020–1027.

Online-only journal (no volume or page numbers)

Brink H, Smith RJ, Skinner K, Leader-Williams N. 2016. Sustainability and long term-tenure: Lion trophy hunting in Tanzania. PLoS ONE [Internet]. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0162610


Webpage (with author)

Kishbaugh K. 2015. What you need to know about paying for veterinary school [Internet]. American Veterinary Medical Association. [cited 2017 Feb 28]. Available from:

Trafton A. 2011 Mar 23. In vivo systems biology: using computer models, systems biologists can predict complicated behavior of cells in living animals [Internet]. MIT News. [cited 2017 Feb 28]. Available from:

Webpage (no author)

Climate [Internet]. 2017. Washington (DC): National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Available from:

Zika Virus [Internet]. 2017. Atlanta (GA): Center for Disease Control and Prevention; [reviewed 2017 Feb 22; cited 2017 Feb 28]. Available from:

Entire Website (note: for this class you will mostly be using individual webpages)

Encyclopedia of Life [Internet]. Available from:

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [Internet]. Available from:

Other Types of Information

Conference Proceedings

Shepard JP. 2006. Water quality protection in bioenergy production: the US system of forestry Best Management Practices. Proceedings of the third annual workshop of Sustainable production systems for bioenergy: Impacts on forest resources and utilization of wood for energy. Vol. 30. Flagstaff, Arizona. p. 378–384. [accessed 2017 Jan 25].

Dissertation or Thesis

Dettmers JM. 1995. Assessing the trophic cascade in reservoirs: the role of an introduced predator [dissertation]. [Columbus (OH)]: Ohio State University. p. 7-14.


Environmental health facilities, Cincinnati, Ohio [demographic map]. [Washington (DC): Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (US), Public Health Service; [1964]. 1 sheet: black & white, 12 x 15 in. Located at: National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; WA11 AA1.C25 no. 17.