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Citation and Formatting Handouts

These citation and formatting handouts, created by Columbus State librarians, may be downloaded and printed for your personal use, or simply use the online PDF.




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NPR Environment Podcasts

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Helpful Hints

Think about the terms you want to use to search your topic.  Use words or phrases that best describe the topic you want search. not a sentence.  Computers ignore word like "a" "the" "of" "in." The terms you use shall bring up unique results.  Try to be as specific as possible.  You may need to try several different search terms.

Learn new terminology as you read.  For example in searching the term nanotechnology you might also pick up engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) or nano ehs. Try all of these terms as unique searches.

Blogs, Radio Programs, Etc.

Green: A Blog About Energy and the Environment (New York Times)

NPR: Environment  Listen to recent National Public Radio programs about the environment.

Go Hydrology!

Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers

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Your instructor shall tell you which citation style you should use or check your course syllabus!

Each guide instructs you how to format your research papers and how to cite sources you use to support your research.

Note: Quick and Tech Guides with more guidance can be found on the library's home page under Research Help.

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CSE Style Guides

If you have been instructed to use the Council of Science Editor's Scientific Style and Format:The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, learn more from the following links:

St. Catherine University Libraries' CSE Citation Style (8th Edition)

Penn State University Libraries' CSE Quick Citation Guide (8th Edition)

Boston University Libraries' Citing Your Sources: CSE (Council of Science Editors) Style (8th Edition)

Indian River State College's CSE Style Guide (7th Edition)

Washington State University's CSE Citation Quick Guide (7th Edition)

The Writing Center @ The University of Wisconsin - Madison's The Writer's Handbook: CSE Documentation Style (7th Edition)


Edmonds Community College's CSE Citation Guide (7th Edition)


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