Citing Your Sources
Citing Your Sources:
In academic work, it is important to cite your sources anytime you quote or summarize any work that is not created by you. This includes: text, charts, photos, graphs, diagrams, ideas, or anything else that you did not create.
To cite your sources:
1) Place in-text citations within your paper, using the format appropriate to your citation style:
what-you-summarized-or-quoted  <-- IEEE Format uses this method!!
author-name and date format:
what-you-summarized-or-quoted (Thompson 1995) <-- not IEEE Format
2) Then place full citations at the end of your paper:
Thompson, C. B. (1995, March). "Apoptosis in the pathogenesis and treatment of disease." Science. [Online]. 267(5203): pp. 1456-1462. Available: http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/2886538.pdf?acceptTC=true [Sept. 23, 2011].
The format of both in-text and full citations will depend on the Citation Style you use.
Many different Citation Styles exist. Links to IEEE format, chosen for this assignment, are given below. If your professor or TA did not specify a particular Citation Style or Citation Manual, ask them which one to use, or use the library’s “Citation Guides web page” to select one
To review, see: 2 Minute Video: How to Cite Your Sources
Parts Of A Citation:
When you were searcing for articles in PubMed or Web of Science, you saw many citations to articles, similar to this one:
C. B. Thompson. (1995). Apoptosis in the pathogenesis and treatment of disease. Science. 267(5203), pp. 1456-1462.
To cite an article correctly, it is important to understand the information provided in a citation. Below, I use the citation above, to show what information each part of the citation is giving you:
|Author||C. B. Thompson|
|Title of Article||Apoptosis in the pathogenesis and treatment of disease|
|Title of Journal:||Science|
Finally, put the citation into the appropriate format.
IEEE Citation Format is outlined here: IEEE Citation Style Guide
From this we can see:
in-text citations should have this format: what-you-summarized-or-quoted 
full citations for online journal articles should have this format:
Thompson, C. B. (1995, March). "Apoptosis in the pathogenesis and treatment of disease." Science. [On-line]. 267(5203): pp. 1456-1462. Available: http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/2886538.pdf?acceptTC=true [Sept. 23, 2011].