Most students work on assignments in chunks, meaning at different times and places. It is therefore helpful and time-saving to write or save as many details of your sources as possible (author, title, chapter, page no., URL, etc.) every time you use one so you may refer back to it if and when you need to.
If you are getting information from databases such as Academic Search Complete through EBSCO, you should open an account and save your sources in folders. This is very helpful when you need to add/remove sources and compile your bibliography or reference list.
There are 2 steps when citing:
1. In-text citation
This means referring to the original source and adding a number in brackets within the assignment. A number enclosed in square brackets, eg. , placed in the text, indicates the relevant reference. It should appear on the same line as the text, before any punctuation, with a space before the bracket.
Example of a reference list:
 M.R. Gibbard, A.B. Sesay, and L. Strawczynski, "Asymmetric equalization structure for broadband indoor wireless data communications," in Proc. 6th Int. Conf. Wireless Communications, vol. 2, Calgary, Alta., July 11–13, 1994, pp. 521–535.
 K. Iba, H. Suzuli, M. Egawa, and T. Watanabe, "Calculation of the critical loading condition with nose curve using homotopy continuation method," presented at IEEE/PES 1990 Summer Meeting, Minneapolis, Minn., July 15–19, 1990.
 J.E. Roy, W.R. Lauber, and J.M. Bertrand, "Measurements of the electromagnetic far-fields produced by a portable transmitter (principal planes)," Electromagnetics and Compatibility Group, Communications Research Centre, Ottawa, Ont., Report No. CRC-RP-98-002, Feb. 1998.