Citations for Botany Assignments

How to Cite References in Botany Assignments

The Botany Department faculty have agreed to require that students use the Council of Science Editors (formerly the Council of Biology Editors) format for citations for all Botany assignments, including the portfolio essay and student theses.  A copy of the CSE style manual, Scientific Style and Format, is in the reference collection of the Stewart Library.  Examples of the CSE format can be found at the following websites:

The Ohio State University

Research and Document Online

Washington State University  The elements of a citation are color-coded so that you can see the information that is common to all reference sources.

Expectations of Students

Library Research Guide for Botany

Undergraduate Research

How to Cite References

Botany Student Handbook