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We know that we should insert a reference when we use another person's:
but what does that mean?
It means that when another person (like a lecturer or tutor) reads our work, they can ask "how do you know that?" and be pointed to the source of information that we used, as shown below.
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IEEE Style is a numerical referencing system . In IEEE Style, in-text citations are given using numbers in square brackets which point readers to the relevant reference list entry, ordered numerically . This is in contrast to APA Style which uses the authors' names and publication years in text to perform the same function .
 R. Munroe, "Wikipedian protester". xkcd.com. https://xkcd.com/285/ (accessed May 12, 2020).
 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers."IEEE Reference Guide". IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, USA. 2018. Accessed: May 12, 2020. [Online]. Available https://ieeeauthorcenter.ieee.org/wp-content/uploads/IEEE-Reference-Guide.pdf
 Victoria University, "IEEE Referencing: Getting started with IEEE referencing". vu.edu.auhttp://libraryguides.vu.edu.au/ieeereferencing/gettingstarted (accessed May 12, 2020).
 American Psychological Association. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, DC, USA: American Psychological Association, 2009