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IEEE Citation Style: Webpages

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


  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. (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


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. (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. (accessed June 11, 2021). 
No personal author identified Look for a corporate or organizational author.  [12] OGJ editors. "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. (accessed Apr. 22, 2021).

[34] Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. "Integrated Water Management meets work-integrated learning." SAIT. (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.





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

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