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Petroleum Engineering: IEEE Referencing

IEEE Style Guide

This LSBU IEEE style guide gives you a good introduction to IEEE referencing.

IEEE Workbook

Test your knowledge with these fun exercises. Answers are included.

IEEE Numeric referencing Video

The IEEE Numeric system of referencing is used by some Engineering Departments at LSBU.

This video will introduce you to IEEE Numeric referencing and give you details of where to obtain further help

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Please use et al. instead of et al.  (no italics)

Introduction to IEEE Numeric

How IEEE Numeric referencing works

There are two stages to referencing sources using the IEEE Numeric system.

Firstly, you need to insert a number in the body of your work when you refer to somebody else's work. The first source you refer to will be no. 1, the second, no. 2 etc. You insert the number in square brackets [1].  If you're referring to a particular part of a work, or quoting from a work, you should also include the relevant page number e.g. [1, p.12].

Secondly, you need to add a full reference to the source at the end of your work.  This part is called the reference list and is arranged in numerical order.

Tips for avoiding plagiarism

You may often hear your lecturers ask you to paraphrase or summarise in your assignments instead of putting in large blocks of direct quotations. This is to show that you understand the material you have read and can communicate what you have learned in your own words. But what really is the difference between quoting, paraphrasing, or summarising? 


Skills for Learning can offer additional support on this.


Referencing & Plagiarism FAQ

Turnitin FAQ

How to Avoid Plagiarism Video

How to Avoid Plagiarism

This video gives you advice on how to avoid plagiarism and explains how Turnitin, our plagiarism software, picks out plagiarised material.

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