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Citations: Other Styles

This guide will provide an introduction to the more obscure styles that occassionally get used on our campus. Currently covers: ASA, APSA, and IEEE.

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Fast Facts

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IEEE Style is the style for publications from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

IEEE document overview showing the 2-column layout

Document Set-Up

  • Times New Roman
  • Size 10 font
  • 1" margins on all sides
  • Single-space
  • Use 2 vertical columns

References & In-Text Citations

Each citation on your final References page will be numbered and listed in the order that you used them in your paper.

In-text citations will refer only to the number of the full citation they refer to, e.g. This is a sample sentence [3].

Journal Article from an Online Database

[#] A. Author, "Title of article," Title of Journal, vol. #, no. #, pp. page #s, month year. [Format]. Available: Database Name (if appropriate), url.

With a DOI:

[#]. A. Author, "Name of paper," Abbrev. Title of Periodical, vol. #, no. #, pp. ##-##, Abbrev. month, year, doi: xxxxx.

[1] S. H. Aljbour, "Catalytic pyrolysis of olive cake and domestic waste for biofuel production," Energy Sources Part A: Recovery, Utilization & Environmental Effects, vol. 40, no. 23, p. 2785-91, 2018. [Online]. Available: Sustainability Reference Center,

[2] T. Searchinger, E. Edwards, D. Mulligan, R. Heimlich, and R. Plevin, "Do biofuel policies seek to cut emissions by cutting food?" Science, vol. 347, no. 6229, p. 1420-22, March 2015. [Online]. Available: Science,

With a DOI:

M. M. Chiampi and L. L. Zilberti, "Induction of electric field in human bodies moving near MRI: An efficient BEM computational procedure," IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng., vol. 58, no. 10, pp. 2787-2793, Oct. 2011, doi: 10.1109/TBME.2011.2158315.


[#]. A. Author. "Page Title." Website Title. URL (retrieved Date Accessed).

[1] J. Smith. "Obama inaugurated as President." (accessed Feb. 1, 2009).


[#]. A. A. Author, "Title of chapter in book," in Title of the Book, xth ed. City of Publisher, (only US state), Country: Abbrev. of Publisher, year, ch. x, sec. x, pp. xx-xx. [Online]. Available: URL.


Note: only name the chapter if it's a republished article in the overall book and/or by a different author than who put the book together. Likewise, skip edition, chapter, section, and/or page range when citing the overall book as a whole.

[1]. O. C. Ibe, Fundamentals of Data Communication Networks, Hoboken, NJ, USA: Wiley, 2018. [Online]. Available:,cpid&custid=s1088435&db=nlebk&AN=1626812&site=ehost-live

Streaming Video

[#]. Video owner/creator, location (if avail.). Title of Video. (Release date). Accessed: Month DD, YYYY. [Online Video]. Available http://url

[1]. mtaOnline1, Fazi Mosque, U.K. An Occasionally Accurate History of Australia: Part I. (Oct. 23, 2006). Accessed: Oct. 6, 2010. [Online Video]. Available:

[2] Doane Academy, Burlington, NJ, USA. Second Grade Bossy R. (Feb. 28, 2013). Accessed: Jun. 3, 2018. [OnlineVideo]. Available: