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The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Citations

Where do I use IEEE?

The IEEE method of documentation is used in many engineering courses.  Always confirm with your professor what documentation method is required.

What does IEEE look like?

IEEE Citations use a number within a bracket that corresponds to a source on your References list. Your sources are listed in the References list in the order that they are used in the assignment. The first citation used is listed as [1].  The following citations are listed in the order used.  If you use a citation twice, simply use the corresponding number again (do not give it a new number).  Place the citation exactly where the reference occurs, even if it is mid-sentence.  Unlike other styles, the IEEE References list sorts the references numerically (in the order used) not alphabetically.

For more detailed information on IEEE citation style, please view the official website for the IEEE Editorial Style Manual and the IEEE Standards Style Manual.

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