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IEEE Citation Style

When Do I Cite

Remember: one citation at the end of a string of sentences or a paragraph cannot “cover” the entire section. Cite a source the first time it is used in each paragraph.

Every sentence thereafter in the paragraph that uses information from this same source must contain either a signal phrase or a citation clearly indicating where the information came from.

Always use a citation. Even for a single word or a  phrase, when you paraphrase information from another source, use images, graphs, tables, formulas or equations, or you share an idea from another source.

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