MECE 348 Contemporary Issues in...Mechanical Engineering: Citation Styles (IEEE and more)

This guide supplements instruction provided in the sections of Contemporary Issues in. It contains links to resources demonstrated and mentioned in the instruction session.

Citation Styles

Below is the link to the RIT Libraries' guide page on Citation Styles.  Scroll down until you find the box about the style you are interested in - for this course, it's usually IEEE, but we also provide information on properly using APA, MLA, Harvard, and Chicago Manual.

ASME & IEEE Citation Style Guides

Guidance On ChatGPT and Generative AI Citations

How To Cite ChatGPT and Generative AI Tools in MLA, APA, and Chicago

The start of 2023 brought to the public a wave of AI related tools. Depending on how you are using these tools you might need to cite them in your research. Because many of these tools are extremely new formal citation styles like MLA and APA have not yet added guidance to their published manuals.

This is common! Citation is always evolving as new types of items emerge to cite. Both MLA and APA are actual organizations which work year round to streamline and add new items to their recommended styles. The manuals for each represent the current guidance but there is a whole process before a citation style format reaches the manual.

One step in that process is interim guidance which can usually be found on the style blogs.

For example the MLA interim guidance for citing a generative AI tool that generates text like ChatGPT or one that generates a visual image like DALL-E can be found at this link on the MLA blog.

You can also email APA at to pose a question if you do not see answers on the sites above.

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