CSE format was devised by the Council of Science Editors. It is widely used for scientific papers, journals and books in the biological sciences.
Three helpful reference books in the Lightner Library are:
Doing Honest Work in College by Charles Lipson, REF PN 171.F56 L56 2004
Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences by Victoria E. McMillan, REF QH 304.M36 2006
A Student Handbook for Writing in Biology by Karin Knisely, REF QH 304.K59 2009