IEEE Referencing: Technical/company reports

A note about company information

The examples for citing published company reports and/or material provided on their websites are provided in either “Technical/Company Reports” and/or “Web-based Publication” sections of this guide. If you want to cite the information pertaining to a company that you have obtained through a personal communication, you may use the ‘Personal communication’ examples provided in this guide (you do not need to include an entry in the Reference List). 

Basic format to reference a print technical report

[#]   Author(s) Initial(s). Surname(s), “Title of Report,” Abbrev. Name of Comp., City of Comp., Abbrev. State, Country, Rep. no., vol./issue, Abbrev. Month, Year, pp. xxx–xxx.

Referencing elements to cite:

  • [#] Reference number (matching the in-text citation number)
  • Author’s first initial. Author’s second initial, if provided. Author’s last name
  • Title of the Report, in double quotation marks. Important words of the title are capitalised, but not minor ones, such as ‘and’, ‘of’, ‘on’, etc.
  • Publisher, i.e. the abbreviated name of company or institution that published the report
  • Place of publication. Refer to Place of publication for information on the correct format of locations
  • Report number and volume and/or issue number
  • Abbreviated Month and Year of publication. Refer to the Abbreviated month section for further information.

[1]    D. Smith, “17th Construction Squadron Relocation Infrastructure Project,” Canberra Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works, Canberra, ACT, Rep. no. 5, June 2015, pp. 5–7.

Basic format to reference an electronic technical report

[#]   Author(s) Initial(s). Surname(s), “Title of Report,” Abbrev. Name of Co., City of Co., Abbrev. State, Country, Rep. no., vol./issue, Abbrev. Month, Year, pp. xxx–xxx. Accessed on: Month, Day, Year. [Online]. Available site/path/file 

Referencing elements to cite:

  • [#] Reference number (matching the in-text citation number)
  • Author’s first initial. Author’s second initial, if provided. Author’s last name
  • Title of the Report, in double quotation marks. Important words of the title are capitalised, but not minor ones, such as ‘and’, ‘of’, ‘on’, etc.
  • Publisher, i.e. the abbreviated name of company or institution that published the report
  • Place of publication. Refer to Place of publication for information on the correct format of locations
  • Report number and volume and/or issue number
  • Abbreviated Month and Year of publication. Refer to the Abbreviated month section for further information
  • Page number(s), cited as p. for a single page or pp. for multiple pages
  • Accessed on: Month, Day, Year. Refer to the Abbreviated month section for further information
  • [Online]
  • Available: site/path/file location, which can be a DOI, a library database provider or a full URL

[2]    G. Glass, "Electrical Safety Program: Nonelectrical Crafts at LANL, Live #12175," Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM, LA-UR--16-29637, 2016. Accessed on Feb. 1, 2017. [Online]. Available: doi:10.2172/1338684

Referencing technical reports: Examples

Material type In-text example Reference List example
Print technical report

User instructions are outlined in [6, p. 12].

 

[6]    S. Verity and J. Roorda, “Road Management Report: Road Asset Benchmarking Project 2014,” NSW Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia, Sydney, NSW, 2015.

 

Company report                                                    

Responsibilities of contractors are discussed in [7].

[17]   The Oracle Corporation, “Corporate Citizenship Report 2014,” Oracle, Redwood Shores, CA, USA, 2015. Accessed on: Dec., 5, 2014. [Online]. Available: http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/citizenship/corporate-citizenship-report-2563684.pdf