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Researching Technical Communications Topics: Citing and Writing

For COMM238, COMM256, and other Technical Communications classes

Formatting Your Business Report

This guide provides detailed information about how to format your technical report for your COMM class:

Citing Your Sources using IEEE

Each entry in your References usually contains the following information, in this order: author(s) or editor(s), title of work, publication data, and date of publication. There are specific rules around the formatting of each part of the citation. The general format is given below:

[#] First Initial. Surname, Title of the Book: Subtitle. Place of Publication: Publisher, Date.


For more information about quoting, paraphrasing, and in-text citation formats, visit the complete IEEE Citation Style site.

If you are unsure about specific expectations around citing or formatting, contact your instructor. 

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