Created September 2010; modified July 2012
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The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Style is used primarily for publications in engineering, electronics, telecommunications, computer science and information technology.
Please remember to check with your unit co-ordinator or tutor before submitting your assignments, as their style preference may vary from the guidelines presented here.
When using EndNote referencing software, please use the following output style - IEEE. For information about EndNote, please see the EndNote LibGuide.
This LibGuide follows the principles given in the Information for Authors : IEEE Transactions, Journals and Letters, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2007 and the Reference Guide: IEEE Style, University of Illinois at Urbania Champaign, College of Engineering, 1998.
An additional source of information on the citation of electronic resources was Numeric Referencing, University of Wales, Swansea, 2004.
About IEEE Style
IEEE Style uses a notational method of referencing when referring to a source of information within the text of a document.
In its simplest form, a citation is given in the text, consisting of a number enclosed by square brackets:
The full details of the source are given in a numerical reference list at the end of the document: