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IEEE Referencing: Getting Started Video

Explanation and examples for IEEE referencing style


The IEEE citation style is now widely used in electrical, electronic and computing publications. IEEE provides instructions for authors for each type of publication such as journals, magazines, newsletters, and standards.

IEEE is a numbered style with two components:

1.     In-text references where references are numbered [1] in the order of appearance in the article. 

2.     A reference list, displayed at the end of the article which provides full details of all references cited in-text. The references are ordered as they appear in the in-text references (in order of citation, not in alphabetical order). 

Points to Remember

The reference list should be written in the same order that references appear in within your text. The reference number is shown in square brackets on the left of the page, with the remainder of the reference spaced to the right of this

Click on the relevant tabs across the top of the screen to find out how to set out  an IEEE reference for that resource type.  

You can also get more information on IEEE referencing from the following websites. Please be aware that  the examples given by these are not always consistent.  

[1] Victoria University, "Library Guides: IEEE Referencing: Home",, 2018. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 02- Oct- 2019].

[2] Monash University, "Library guides: Citing and referencing: IEEE",, 2019. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 02- Oct- 2019].


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