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Engineering: Organizing Research/Citation Styles

This is the main CSULB Library Engineering page.

Citation Styles

CSULB's Style Manual and Citations Methods is a good starting point. The American Psychological Association (APA) citation style is frequently used for Freshmen engineering courses since there is no standard style that covers all of the engineering disciplines.

As you progress in your program, you will use the citation style developed by the appropriate professional association for your discipline (e.g. mechanical engineers use the ASME citation style). See the section: "Guides to engineering citation styles."

For Honors and Masters Theses, discuss with your Advisor the style that they would like you to use.


Reference Managers

We support Endnote and Zotero on this campus.

Research guide for Endnote



Engineering Librarian

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Hema Ramachandran
Fall 2019/Spring 2020
Office Hours
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