1) Figure out exactly what you are looking at – just because it comes from a website, doesn’t make it a website. Ebooks, government reports and scholarly article can all look like websites at first glance
2) Be as detailed as possible – you are giving credit where due and helping your reader get to helpful sources
3) Save time for your group to proofread your whole report, including the citations! Check that the numbering and format are consistent throughout.
4) You can use the citation help in Google Scholar and databases, but ALWAYS double check it for accuracy
5) Ask for help if you aren’t sure – contact your librarian, Brianna Buljung (firstname.lastname@example.org) for help identifying sources and contact the Writing Center for help with brainstorming, organization, grammar and technical writing.
6) Below are some examples of common types of sources, see the IEEE citation style manual for more details: http://journals.ieeeauthorcenter.ieee.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/IEEE-Reference-Guide.pdf
Periodical (scholarly journal articles and magazines)
Basic:  J. K. Author, “Name of paper,” Abbrev. Title of Periodical, vol. x, no. x, pp. xxx-xxx, Abbrev. Month, year. [Online]. Available: http://www.web.com
Example:  H. Eriksson and P. E. Danielsson, “Two problems on Boolean memories,” IEEE Trans. Electron. Devices, vol. ED-11, no. 1, pp. 32–33, Jan. 1959.
Unpublished (Subject matter experts, stakeholder interviews, course materials)
Basic:  Personal interview, Date, Name of interviewee, their title or occupation, “Topic.” Conducted by: Your name
Examples:  Personal interview, February 2, 2020, Dr. John Smith, Professor of Chemistry, “Chemical composition of roadway materials.” Conducted by: Brianna Buljung
 Personal interview, January 19, 2020, Sally Werner, Colorado Dept. of Transportation, “Roadkill in Colorado.” Conducted by: Emily Bongiovanni
Tip: Give your professor as much information as possible so they know who you talked to
Basic:  J. K. Author. (year, month). Title. Company. City, State, Country. [Type of Medium]. Available: site/path/file
Example:  Bureau of Meteorology, "Bureau of Meteorology: Measuring Rainfall in Australia," 2009. [Online]. Available: http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/cdo/about/definitionsrain.shtml#meanrainfall .
Basic:  J. K. Author, “Title of paper,” in Abbreviated Name of Conf., (location of conference is optional), year, pp. xxx-xxx. [Online]. Available: http://www.web.com
Example:  S. P. Bingulac, “On the compatibility of adaptive controllers,” in Proc. 4th Annu. Allerton Conf. Circuit and Systems Theory, New York, 1994, pp. 8–16.
Basic:  J. K. Author, “Title of report,” Abbrev. Name of Co., City of Co., Abbrev. State, Country, Rep. xxx, year.
Example:  E. E. Reber, R. L. Michell, and C. J. Carter, “Oxygen absorption in the earth’s atmosphere,” Aerospace Corp., Los Angeles, CA, USA, Tech. Rep. TR-0200 (4230-46)-3, Nov. 1988. [Online]. Available: http://www.web.com
Basic:  J. K. Author, “Title of patent,” U.S. Patent x xxx xxx, Abbrev. Month, day, year. [Online]. Available: http://www.web.com
Example:  J. P. Wilkinson, “Nonlinear resonant circuit devices,” U.S. Patent 3 624 125, July 16, 1990.
Basic:  J. K. Author, “Title of chapter in the book,” in Title of His Published Book, xth ed. City of Publisher, (only U.S. State), Country: Abbrev. of Publisher, year, ch. x, sec. x, pp. xxx–xxx. [Online]. Available: http://www.web.com
Example:  L. Stein, “Random patterns,” in Computers and You, J. S. Brake, Ed. New York, NY, USA: Wiley, 1994, pp. 55-70.