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IEEE Citation Style: Webpages

This guide provides information on the 2020 edition of the IEEE citation style.

Webpage

  Template Example
Reference list entry

[#] First Name Initial. Surname. “Page Title.” Website Title. Web Address (accessed Abbreviated Month Day, Year).

[1] K. D. Atherton. "Watch the Navy’s new drone fly using just sunlight and hydrogen." Popular Science. https://www.popsci.com/story/technology/navy-hybrid-tiger-drone/ (accessed July 5, 2021).

  • (accessed Month Day, Year) is the date on which you accessed the webpage, not the date the webpage was published. 
  • "Page Title" is the title of the current page you are on, while the Website Title is the name of the website you are on.

What if. . .

Scenario Solution

Example

Two authors List names in the order as they appear on the website. Separate two author names by an "and".

[3] C. Delbert and A. Daniels. "Apple just made a huge investment in an ancient technology: trees." Popular Mechanics.  https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/green-tech/a36134354/apple-restore-fund-forest-restoration-carbon-neutrality/ (accessed Apr. 22, 2021).

Three or more authors List each author in the order they are listed separated by a comma, with the word "and" preceding the last author's name. [1] D. J. Hudson, Y. Lee, E. Magnus, and B. Yousefi. "Considering the MLS." David James Hudson. https://www.davidjameshudson.ca/considering-the-mls/ (accessed June 11, 2021). 
No personal author identified Look for a corporate or organizational author.  [12] OGJ editors. "Equinor strikes oil in Norwegian Sea." OGJ.com. https://www.ogj.com/exploration-development/discoveries/article/14201853/equinor-strikes-oil-in-norwegian-sea (accessed Apr. 22, 2021).
No author can be identified

If you cannot identify any author, begin the entry with the title of the work. You can also refer to a possible corporate or organizational author if the website is published by an organization, corporation, post-secondary institution, etc.

[5] "Lewis Latimer: Contributing to a Brighter World." Spark Museum. https://www.sparkmuseum.org/lewis-latimer-contributing-to-a-brighter-world/ (accessed Apr. 22, 2021).

[34] Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. "Integrated Water Management meets work-integrated learning." SAIT. https://www.sait.ca/about-sait/media-centre/news-and-events/news/2021-04-15-integrated-water-management-meets-wil (accessed Apr. 20, 2021).

Citing a whole website

Typically, you do not require a citation if you are referring to a whole website and not a specific piece of information - instead, provide descriptive wording within your writing.

Check with your instructor to confirm if they except you to cite whole websites. If they do, follow the webpage example.

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Is your scenario not covered in this table?  Check the IEEE reference guide or ask your liaison for help.

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