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IEEE Referencing: Electronic book

Explanation and examples for IEEE referencing style

Electronic book

General format


[Ref #]             Author(s). Title (edition). Place: Publisher, Date. [Online]. Available: URL




 [1] L. Bass, P. Clements, and R. Kazman, Software Architecture in Practice, 2nd ed. Reading, MA: Addison Wesley, 2003. [Online] Available: Safari e-book.

 [2] H. Schmidt-Walter and R. Kories, Electrical Engineering. A Pocket Reference. Boston: Artech House, 2007. Accessed on: Oct. 16, 2016. [Online]. Available:



  • Include the initials and surname of all authors
  • Where there are multiple authors, use commas between each name, and precede the final name with 'and'
  • Put the title in italics 
  • Take care to use the correct punctuation, as shown above
  • Note the differences in format and punctuation from an equivalent print book
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