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IEEE Citation Reference Guide

IEEE citation formatting examples and resources

IEEE Style of Referencing

The information provided on this LibGuide is based on the IEEE documents shared with the links below. The following Information has been taken from IEEEDataPort Help & Support page [1]. (citation below)


IEEE Citation style is used primarily for electronics, engineering, telecommunications, computer science & information technology reports. The three main parts of a reference include:

  • Author's name listed first initial of first name followed by last name 
  • Title of article, patent, conference paper, etc., in quotation (" ") marks
  • Title of journal or book in italics
  • All punctuation, dates and page numbers depend on the type of reference being cited. 
IEEE Resources


[1]  A. Outman, “How to cite references: IEEE documentation style,” IEEE DataPort, 07-May-2019. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 20-Sep-2021].