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CIS 447/544: Intro to Computer & Network Security

Why is it important to cite your sources?

Why is it so important to cite your sources?

  • Support proper attribution and credit
  • Support collaboration and reuse of works
  • Enable reproducibility of findings
  • Foster faster and more efficient research process
  • Provide the means to share you work with future researchers

We do we cite? A very brief introduction [VIDEO]: CC 3.0 BY-NC-SA NCSU Libraries

Citation style: IEEE

What is IEEE Style?

The Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is a professional organization supporting many branches of engineering, computer science, and information technology. 

IEEE citation style includes in-text citations, numbered in square brackets, which refer to the full citation listed in the reference list at the end of the paper. The reference list is organized numerically, not alphabetically.

IEEE Referencing Video

IEEE Referencing - The Basics from Victoria University Library [video]

Examples of citations for different materials

IEEE citations for common resources

Examples from the University of Pittsburgh Library IEEE webpage:

IEEE Editorial Style Manual 2017

The IEEE Editorial Style Manual 2017 provides editorial guidance for IEEE Transactions, Journals and Letters. It outlines how to divide the parts of a paper, cite figures and tables, and it gives guidelines for specific grammar rules. For guidance on grammar and usage not included in the IEEE Editorial Style Manual, consult the Chicago Manual of Style, published by the University of Chicago Press.

The Editorial Style Manual includes information on the consistent use of:

  • Punctuation
  • Capitalization
  • Abbreviations
  • Section headings
  • Footnotes
  • How to cite and style references
  • Biographies
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