IEEE citation style is the citation style (or documentation style) created by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). It is used in all IEEE publications as well as by many scholars in the electronics, engineering, telecommunications, computer science, and information technology fields.
One thing that makes IEEE citation style different from others you many have used is that instead of using the authors' names to create an in-text citation, each citation must be noted within the text through a number enclosed in square brackets. Once a source has been cited, the same number is used in all subsequent references in the report or paper.
The preferred method to cite more than one source at a time is to list each reference in its own brackets, then separate with a comma or dash:
, ,  or -
At the end of your paper or report citation information for each numbered in-text citation should be organized in the order they appear in the paper, not alphabetical order.
[# of citation] Author's first initial and last name. Title of Longer Work or "Title of Shorter Work." Publisher: Publisher location, year. [type of work] URL, DOI, or database. Available: website, DOI, or database name. [Date Accessed].
I'm citing a...
 A. Altun, “Understanding hypertext in the context of reading on the web: Language learners’ experience,” Current Issues in Education, vol. 6, no. 12, July, 2005. Available: ProQuest, http://www.umi.com/proquest/. [Accessed Dec. 2, 2007].
 C. Wilson-Clark, “Computers ranked as key literacy,” The Atlanta Journal Constitution, para. 3, March 29, 2007. [Online], Available: http://www.thewest.com.au. [Accessed Sept. 18, 2007]..
 W. K. Chen, Linear Networks and Systems. Belmont, CA: WadsworthPress, 2003.
 E. D. Lipson and B. D. Horwitz, “Photosensory reception and transduction,” in Sensory Receptors and Signal Transduction, J. L. Spudich and B. H. Satir, Eds. New York: Wiley-Liss, 2001, pp-1-64.
 European Telecommunications Standards Institute, “Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB): Implementation guide for DVB terrestrial services; transmission aspects,” European Telecommunications Standards Institute, ETSI-TR-101, 2007. [Online]. Available: http://www.etsi.org. [Accessed: Nov. 12, 2007]..
Citing a letter, photograph, text document, graphic material, or ephemera? Consult the Gerth Archives Chicago Citation Guide for Archival Materials.
1. Highlight the citaiton with your cursor.
2. Right click.
3. Select Paragraph.
4. Under Indentation, select Special and Hanging.
Microsoft Word and Google Docs have a Format Painter tool that will copy and apply basic formatting to any text!
1. Highlight the formatting you want to apply.
2. Select Format Painter.
3. Highlight the text you want to change.
Note: If using the Format Painter on the Reference List, you'll need to go back and add italics.