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ENGR/HCDE 231: Introduction to Technical Writing - Autumn 2017: Citation Styles: APA and IEEE

What is APA Citation Style?

APA (American Psychological Association) Style is widely used in the social sciences, business, and some of the life sciences. APA Style uses brief in-text citations in the text that refer to an alphabetical list of references appearing the end of the work.

Disciplines using APA Style include:

  • Anthropology
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Political Science
  • Psychology

 This guide gives examples citations for the most common information formats used in APA Style, as well as links to other sources and examples. Examples are based on the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

For examples of APA citations, check out the APA Example Citation Guide

For APA formatting guidelines, check out the APA Formatting Guide

Online APA Resources & Examples

What is IEEE Citation Style?

The 2017 editorial style manual of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a style commonly used in technical fields like computer science.

The complete IEEE Editorial Style Manual  (PDF) is free to download from IEEE and contains a formal set of editorial guidelines for IEEE Transactions, Journals, and Letters.

More Citation Management Resources

The UW main Citation Styles and Tools Guide has links to more citation styles in addition to free software you can use to manage  your research citations.