IEEE citation style is used primarily for electronics, engineering, telecommunications, computer science, and information technology reports.
In-text citation consisting of a number in square brackets e.g. , which refers to the full citation listed in the reference list
Place bracketed citations within the line of text, before any punctuation, with a space before the first bracket
When citing multiple sources at once, list each number separately, in its own brackets, using a comma or dash between numbers, as such: , ,  or  - .
Citations are numbered in the ordered in which they are cited
Once you have referred to a source and given it a number, continue to use that number as you cite that source throughout the paper.
The Reference list appears at the end of the paper in order by the citation number
A visual example of the basics:
Source: IEEE Style Reference Guide, Murdoch University Library, https://libguides.murdoch.edu.au/IEEE/home
Examples of in-text citations:
"...end of the line for my research ."
"This theory was first put forward in 1987 ."
"Scholtz  has argued that..."
"Several recent studies , , ,  have suggested that...."
"For example, see ."
Creating a Reference List
The Reference List appears at the end of your paper and provides the full citations for all the references you have used. List all references numerically in the order they've been cited within the paper, and include the bracketed number at the beginning of each reference.
Use References as the heading of the section
Author's name is listed as first initial, last name.
Example: Adel Al Muhairy would be cited as A. Al Muhairy (NOT Al Muhairy, Adel).
Article title article is listed in quotation marks
Journal or book is listed in italics
Examples of citations for different materials:
Book in print
 D. Sarunyagate, Ed., Lasers. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1996.
Chapter in book
 G. O. Young, "Synthetic structure of industrial plastics," in Plastics, 2nd ed., vol. 3, J. Peters, Ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1964, pp. 15-64.
 L. Bass, P. Clements, and R. Kazman, Software Architecture in Practice, 2nd ed. Reading, MA: Addison Wesley, 2003. [E-book] Available: Safari e-book.
 G. Liu, K. Y. Lee, and H. F. Jordan, "TDM and TWDM de Bruijn networks and shufflenets for optical communications," IEEE Trans. Comp., vol. 46, pp. 695-701, June 1997.
eJournal (from database)
 H. Ayasso and A. Mohammad-Djafari,"Joint NDT Image Restoration and Segmentation Using Gauss–Markov–Potts Prior Models and Variational Bayesian Computation," IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 19, no. 9, pp. 2265-77, 2010. [Online]. Available: IEEE Xplore, http://www.ieee.org. [Accessed Sept. 10, 2010].
eJournal (from internet)
 A. Altun, “Understanding hypertext in the context of reading on the web: Language learners’ experience,” Current Issues in Education, vol. 6, no. 12, July, 2005. [Online serial]. Available: http://cie.ed.asu.edu/volume6/number12/. [Accessed Dec. 2, 2007].
 L. Liu and H. Miao, "A specification based approach to testing polymorphic attributes," in Formal Methods and Software Engineering: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Formal Engineering Methods, ICFEM 2004, Seattle, WA, USA, November 8-12, 2004, J. Davies, W. Schulte, M. Barnett, Eds. Berlin: Springer, 2004. pp. 306-19.
 T. J. van Weert and R. K. Munro, Eds., Informatics and the Digital Society: Social, ethical and cognitive issues: IFIP TC3/WG3.1&3.2 Open Conference on Social, Ethical and Cognitive Issues of Informatics and ICT, July 22-26, 2002, Dortmund, Germany. Boston: Kluwer Academic, 2003.
Newspaper article (from database)
 J. Riley, "Call for new look at skilled migrants," The Australian, p. 35, May 31, 2005. [Online]. Available: Factiva, http://global.factiva.com. [Accessed May 31, 2005].
 K. E. Elliott and C.M. Greene, "A local adaptive protocol," Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, France, Tech. Rep. 916-1010-BB, 1997.
 J. P. Wilkinson, “Nonlinear resonant circuit devices,” U.S. Patent 3 624 125, Jul. 16, 1990.
 IEEE Criteria for Class IE Electric Systems, IEEE Standard 308, 1969.
 J. O. Williams, “Narrow-band analyzer,” Ph.D. dissertation, Dept. Elect. Eng., Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA, 1993.
Source: Adapted from the Citation Styles Guide: IEEE by the University of Pittsburg Library at https://pitt.libguides.com/citationhelp/ieee