about this tool

About this tool

Create a CSE formatted citation for an online book by filling in as many boxes as you can. In some cases, information may not be available. If so, leave those fields blank.

General C-S, C-N format: Author(s). Title of book. Edition. Place of publication: publisher; date of publication [date updated; date accessed]. Notes.

Formatting is based on: CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers (8th Edition). Chicago (IL): Council of Science Editors; c2006-2018.

CSE Citation Wizard

See all available CSE Citation Formats

Electronic Book Citation

Fill in the information below required for citing an online book, C-S and C-N formats
Author's Last name

Add more authors manually on the next page
Author's Initials help


Author's names in CSE are cited last name first followed by one or more initials. Do not add punctuation to initials--the Wizard does that for you as needed.

Book Title Year Edition help


If edition information is available, enter it and abbreviate, e.g., second edition = 2nd edition.The wizard adds the parens for you. Otherwise leave the field blank.

Publisher help City help

City Info

Enter the city of the publisher.

State help

City Info

Enter the US state of the publisher. For states, use the two-letter abbreviation.

If the publisher is in another country, spell out the name of the country.
Date accessed help

Date Accessed

Leave this blank if the information you are citing was accessed today. Otherwise use this date format: Year Month Day or edit the result after pasting into your paper. Abbreviate the Month to the first three characters.

Date modified help

Date Modified

Leave this blank if no last modified date is available. Otherwise use this date format: Year Month Day. Abbreviate the Month to the first three characters.

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