Guide: How to cite a Encyclopedia article in IEEE style

Guide: How to cite a Encyclopedia article in IEEE style

Cite A Encyclopedia article in IEEE style

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Use the following template to cite a encyclopedia article using the IEEE citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.


Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the IEEE style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


[1]Author Initial.  Author Surname, 'Title', Publication Title. Publisher, City, p. Pages Used, Year Published.


[1]J.  Safra and J.  Aguilar-Cauz, 'The Process of Photosynthesis - The light Reactions', Macropaedia - Knowledge in Depth. Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc, Chicago, pp. 801-803, 2005.

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.




The light energy absorbed by chloropyll molecule excites some electrons within the structure of the molecule to higher energy levels or states. Light of  shorter wavelength (such as blue) has more energy  than light of a longer wavelength (such as red), so that absorption of blue light creates an excited state of higher energy. [1]

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