Using credible outside sources is a key component to good practice. Building on the work of others is the cornerstone of engineering and technical work; and to do so properly and legally, you need to give credit where credit is due.
We have included several types of citations systems for you to use.
- APA follows an (author, year) system of in-text citation.
- IEEE follows a bracketed numbering system.
- JFM, from the format used by the Journal of Fluid Mechanics, also follows a type of (author year) system.
There is more help available, too, from the Cornell Libraries: http://guides.library.cornell.edu/citations