Reference Machine - Books in IEEE style

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On this page: How to make a bibliographic reference for a book using the IEEE style.

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Instructions: Read the following example, then fill in the form below to make a reference using the IEEE style.

Example: (Mouse-over for tips)

R. Murphy, English grammar in use. 2nd ed., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992, pp. 15–17.

Fill in the boxes, and then press the 'Create Reference' button:

1. Main author's family name: (Help) -> e.g. Wong
2. Main author's other-name initials: (Help) e.g. W.M.
e.g. John = J

If there is a second author, fill in points 3. and 4. If there is only one author, go on to number 7.

3. Second author's family name: (Help) e.g. Chan
4. Second author's  other-name initials: (Help) e.g. WM

If there is a third author, fill in points 5. and 6. If there are only two authors, go on to number 7.

5. Third author's family name: (Help) e.g. Fu
6. Third author's other-name initials: (Help) e.g. WM
7. Edition (if not the first)  
8 Year of publication: e.g.
9. Title (Capital letter for the first letter of the first word. If there is a sub-title, use a capital letter for the first letter of the first word.): e.g. Modern linguistics: Surveying the literature
10. City of publication: (Help) e.g. Oxford
11. Name of the publishing company: e.g. Oxford University Press
12. Page number(s) e.g. p.1
       pp.1–3 (pp. means 'pages')

 Click this button for your reference:

Click this button to empty all the boxes and start again:


Author's Family Name Help:

If you can't find an author's name, for example in a newspaper or magazine, use the title of the newspaper or magazine.

Do not use 'et al.' in bibliographies: quote the names of all the authors and/or editors.

If you don't know which name is the family name and which are the other names:

  1. Look at the pages in the front of the book for the Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. If you see the author's name with a comma after the first word, then that first word is the author's family name.
  2. Use the library catalogue to search for the title of the book, then look for the author's name.
  3. Search for the book at or Barnes and Noble, find the book by its title, then look for the author's family name.
  4. Check the list of other names.
  5. If you can't find the information in the sources above, use all of the name.

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Author's Initials Help

The author's initials are the first letters of each of the author's family names. For example, if the author is Wong Wai Man, then the initials are W. M.

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Last updated on: Friday, August 19, 2016