Technical Communication: Citation Styles & Citation Management

Selected Online Citation Guides

Citation Management Tools

With these tools you can collect book and article citations from the library catalog and databases. Then using a plugin for MS Word, you can insert those citations into your paper in the appropriate format. 

See the library guide, Manage Citations with Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote, on how to use these tools.

Styles by discipline

ACM & IEEE

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) publishes many journals and conference proceedings and has a specific style for formatting references.   An excellent guide from Murdoch University on the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE Style.

Council of Science Editors

A guide from Penn State University Libraries providing an overview of the Council of Science Editors citation system. Many science disciplines use this style.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

ASME reference style is outlined here