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Getting Started With Engineering Information: Citing your sources

Information seeking is about more than sources. It is a process. This LibGuide will help you get started on that process.

Citation Style Guides

There are many style guides available. When working on your bibliographies, follow your professor's, editor's, or journal's instructions first. If they have none, you can choose one of the styles below. ACS (American Chemical Society) and AIP (American Institute of Physics) have more technical examples and are used more in engineering than APA (American Psychological Association), Chicago, MLA (Modern Languages Association), and Turabian.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction.

ACS Style Guide (Carlson Circulation Desk  QD8.5 .A25 2006) Published by the American Chemical Society, the ACS Style Guide contains many useful scientific examples

AIP Style Manual (Carlson Circulation Desk QC5.45 .A45 1990) Published by the American Institute of Physics. For guidance in writing, editing, and preparing physics manuscripts for publication.

University of Wisconsin - Madison's guide to the Chicago Manual of Style.

Lehigh University Libraries' - Citation Guides and Style Manuals: Engineering and Applied Science.

Duke University's Citing Sources. Has good comparison tables on APA, Chicago, MLA, and Turabian, styles used by humanists and social scientists.

ASCE Online Author's Guide 

IEEE Citation Guide 2018

Murdoch University's IEEE Style LibGuide

Physical Review style (APS journals)

This box is based on a Webpage created by Jill H. Powell, Reference and Instruction Coordinator, Cornell University Engineering Library

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