The purpose of citation is to make sure that you give credit to others for their ideas, and to allow your readers to explore those ideas further.
Every citation style will share some basic features:
The differences among styles are how each of these information pieces is formatted, and the sequence in which they are arranged.
Engineering publications tend to have specific styles for different sub-disciplines.
In text references are sequentially numbered, enclosed in brackets: .
References are at the end of the paper are formatted:
For the ASCE reference guidelines, consult the guide Author Services: Journals.
|Single Author||Two Authors||Three or More Authors|
|(Miller 2005)||(Miller and Smith 2005)||(Miller et al. 2005)|