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IEEE Citation Format: Chicago style

A guide to the use of IEEE format for citing and compiling a reference list of sources, with examples of various material types.

About this Guide

The examples provided in this guide are based on the official style guidelines outlined in The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Ed. 


IEEE uses The Chicago Manual of Style for guidance on grammar and usage not included in its own manual.

Books in the library

The Chicago manual of style

Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2010

AD Reference   Z253 .U69 2010

A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations : Chicago style for students and researchers

Kate Turabian et al.

Chicago : The University of Chicago press, 2007

AD Reference    LB2369 .T8 2007

Using Chicago Style

Chicago style typically uses footnotes or endnotes, with a bibliography at the end of the text. Chicago style is frequently used in the social sciences and other academic disciplines.  It is used by Civil Security and International Studies at Khalifa.

In footnote/endnote style, there are different three ways that a source may be cited:

1. A FULL endnote/footnote citation appears the FIRST time that a source is cited in a paper.

2. A SHORTENED endnote citation appears the SECOND and all subsequent times a source is cited.

3. A BIBLIOGRAPHY listing appears at the end of the text, containing complete bibliographic information about the source.

When you cite the same source twice in a row, without another cited source appearing between them, use ibid. in place of the author’s name and title of the work.

(Chicago also has a method for In-Text, parenthetical citations, not addressed here.)   

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