Writing and Communication Center

CSE Formatting Reference Entries Based on Number of Authors

Book with one author

List the last name first, followed by first and middle initials, followed by the publication year. Separate the name and year with a period. After the title, give the place of publication and the name of the publisher.

Gore A. 2006. An inconvenient truth: The planetary emergency of global warming and what we can do about it. Emmaus (PA): Rodale.

Book with two to ten authors

List the authors in the order in which they appear on the title page. For a work with two to ten authors, list all the authors. Separate the names with a comma.

Randall D, Burggren W, French K, Eckert R. 2002. Animal physiology: mechanisms and adaptations. New York: WH Freeman.

Longini IM Jr, Halloran ME, Nizam A, Yang Y. 2004. Containing pandemic influenza with antiviral agents. Am J Epidemiol. 159(7):623-633.

Sources with eleven or more authors:

Commas separate author names. If there are more than ten authors, list the first ten, then "et al.," which stands for "and others."