[1]F. Lastname, "Title of article," Title of Magazine, volume, number, Pages(s), Month Day Year. [Online]. Available: URL or Database Name

[2]F. Lastname, "Title of article," Title of Newspaper, edition, Pages(s), Month Day Year.

In-text: In-text citations are treated as if they were footnotes and are enclosed in square brackets [1].


[1]M. Zalaznick, "Digging into sustainability," Univ. Business, vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 30-36, May 2015. [Online]. Available:

[2]H. W. Edwards, "Why the doctor takes only cash," Time, vol. 189, no. 4, pp. 34-37, Feb. 6, 2017. [Online]. Available:


For URLs, provide the link to the publisher's website whenever possible, not the link to the library database as per APA style (see pg. 38, "On-Line Sources"). If your only option is to provide the link to the database, provide the name of the database in place of the URL (see p. 40, "U.S. Government Documents: Example," 1). The title of the article should appear in sentence case (i.e. only capitalize the first word and any proper nouns), while the title of the newspaper should appear in title case (i.e. capitalize each word) (p. 39, "Periodicals: Basic Format," 1). IEEE recommends abbreviating periodical titles when appropriate. For a list of common abbreviations see IEEE p. 40-52.

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IEEE - Periodicals (p.34-35); Periodicals (p. 39)