References Formatting Rules
CSE references list formatting rules call for the end documentation to begin on the last page of your document, not on a separate one. If your document is 6½ pages long, the References list should begin on page 7, directly below the concluding text of your document.
The references list formatting rules are as follows:
- References is the most common title, however Cited References or Literature Cited are acceptable titles as well.
- The title should be placed flush-left on the page and may appear Bold, Underlined, or capped in UPPERCASE letters.
- Double space between title and first entry; single-space all other entries.
- Set font-size one or two point (type) sizes smaller than the document text.
- Page numbers are included when specific passages rather than entire sources are being cited and in the case of quotations.
- Arrange entries numerically, following their initial in-text order of appearance. Each number should be followed by a period and one space.
Individual entries may be formatted in the following three ways:
- No indentation. All lines in each entry flush-left.
- Numbers flush-left. All lines in each entry indented one or two spaces.
- Indent the first line of each entry five spaces from the left margin (the normal tab-button default space). Subsequent lines are flush-left.