At Bates, the CSE citation style is most generally used by students in Biology classes and by student researchers working with Biology faculty.
It should be noted that the CSE style guide actually describes three different citation formats (i.e. Name-Year, Citation-Sequence and Citation-name. There are subtle, but significant, differences between these styles and if your professor/adviser requires you to use "the CSE style" it's important to know which flavor they prefer!
If you are looking for quick formatting answers to a basic questions about the CSE citation styles, you might find what you are looking for in this quick guide from the CSE website.