A citation or in-text citation is the reference you make to a specific author's work when presenting a specific argument in your own work.
"...end of the line for my research ."
"The theory was first put forward in 1987 ." "Scholtz  has argued that......."
"Several recent studies [3, 4, 15, 16] have suggested that..."
"For example, see ."
|Single reference||...as Jones notes ...|
|Single reference||... according to , it should be seen that...|
|Multiple references||.. Wright demonstrates this in -.|
|Multiple references||... in  and -, it appears that...|
|Three or more authors||... Singh et al. ... argue that...|
When creating your reference list entry for a book, always include:
 C. Lampton, Unified Field Theory: For the Engineer and the Applied Scientist. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH, 2009
More than one author:
 C. Jensen, J.D. Helsel, and D.R. Short, Engineering Drawing and Design. Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill, 2008
 J.W. Smither, Ed., Performance Appraisal: State of the Art in Practice. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 1998
When creating your reference list entry for a book chapter, always include:
 L.J. Slater, "Confluent hypergeometric functions," in Handbook of Mathematical Functions with Formulas, Graphs, and Mathematical Tables, vol. 55, Applied Mathematics Series, M. Abramowitz and I.A. Stegun, Eds. New York, NY: Dover Publications, 1972, pp. 502-555
When creating your reference list entry for a journal article, always include:
Note: You can write the full name of the journal title, or abbreviate the titles of IEEE journals (see IEEE Abbreviations for Transactions, Letters, Journals and Magazines for a full list of standard abbreviations).
 E. Strickland, "24 hours at Fukushima", IEEE Spectr., vol. 48, no. 11, pp. 35-42, Nov. 2011
When creating your reference list entry for a web site or online document, always include:
 K. Bonsor and J. Strickland. (2007, Mar. 20). How nanotechnology works. [Online]. Available: http://science.howstuffworks.com/nanotechnology.html
If there is no author, start the entry with the title of the site or document. Use (n.d.) if there is no date
 Electrical engineer. (n.d.) [Online]. Available: http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=electrical%20engineer
When creating your reference list entry for an electronic patent, always include:
 Fixing system for an electrical plate, by Legrand Australia Pty Ltd. (2016, Dec. 22). Patent 2016905338. Accessed on: Feb. 1, 2018. [Online]. Available: AusPat database
When creating your reference list entry for a standard, always include:
 IEEE Criteria for Class IE Electric Systems, IEEE Standard 308, 1969
When creating your reference list entry for a patent, always include:
 J.P. Wilkinson, "Nonlinear resonant circuit devices," U.S. Patent 3 624 125, July 16, 1990
When creating your reference list entry for a technical report, always include:
 D. Smith, “17th Construction Squadron Relocation Infrastructure Project,” Canberra Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works, Canberra, ACT, Rep. no. 5, June 2015
When creating your reference list entry for a thesis or dissertation, always include:
Note: Names of universities and university departments should be abbreviated according to IEEE standards. Please see IEEE Standard Abbreviations for more information
 N. Kawasaki, "Parametric study of thermal and chemical nonequilibrium nozzle flow," M.S. Thesis, Dept. of Electron. Eng., Osaka Univ., Osaka, Japan, 1993
When creating your reference list entry for a conference paper, always include:
 H. Zhang, "LaB6 field emission gun: Making a decades old dream come true with nanotechnology," presented at the International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology for Sustainable Development, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2011