The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) style is a commonly used reference management style in the technical field. The IEEE style is a numeric system consisting of two parts, the in-text citation and a numerically arranged reference list.
The following pages of this guide will show examples of IEEE references. For more examples in addition to those listed in this guide, we recommend:
According to IEEE recommendations, you should avoid referring to unpublished sources when published documents on the same subject are available.
You should always cite "first-hand", i.e., referring to the original document rather than using excerpts from its text reported in a later publication.
If no author or editor is given, move the title to the author position.
For sources published in the United States, provide the State abbreviation (e.g., CA for California) as well as the name of the country in the reference.
There are a number of reference management software to choose from, e.g., EndNote, Mendeley, and Zotero. In addition to getting help with the in-text citation and getting automatically generated reference lists, these can be used to import, save and organize your sources. Read more and get started with a reference management software here.