Referencing 4 References provide specific sources of information. Referenced information might be a statement, data (number, or perhaps a table or figure), an equation, a patent or even an idea. They are citations of original sources of information—if the data found in one location is reproduced from another source, reference the original source. There are two main ways (with some variations) of referencing information in technical papers. 1) Numerically —list each reference in order of appearance using a number bracketed in the text behind the data (often at the end of a sentence) you wish to reference. At the end of the paper, in a section labeled References, list the references in order. See http://www.asme.org/Publications/ConfProceedings/Author/References_2.cfm for directions and examples. Also, http://www.ieee.org/web/publications/authors/transjnl/index.html has excellent examples on pages 4 and 5 of “IEEE information for authors.” 2) Alphabetically —without regard to order of appearance. List each reference
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