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Guide to Citing Your Sources

This guides provide guidance on how to cite sources using APA, IEEE & AMA citation styles; including examples for print and electronic sources.

IEEE Citation Style

The institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is an international organization of professionals in the field of engineering, computer science, and information technology. They published journals, magazines, and conference proceedings and creates various standards for other types industries. 

IEEE Reference Style

IEEE citation style is used primarily for electronics, engineering, telecommunications, computer science, and information technology reports. engineering, computer science, and information technology.

The three main parts of a reference are as follows:

  • Author's name listed as first initial of first name, then full last.
  • Title of article, patent, conference paper, etc., in quotation marks.
  • Title of journal or book in italics.

IEEE Editorial Style Manual

This style manual provides general editing guidelines for IEEE Transactions, Journals, and Letters.

The IEEE Editorial Style Manual includes information on the consistent use of:

  • Punctuation
  • Capitalization
  • Abbreviations
  • Section headings
  • Numbers, equations
  • Footnotes
  • How to cite and style references
  • Biographies