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Industrial Engineering

Library and Internet Resources for industrial engineering topics.

Writing for Engineering and Citing Sources

Need a basic introduction to citing your sources?      View our "Citing Sources" tutorial.

Want to find citation counts and journal rankings?    See our Citation Research libguide.


Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students 


RefWorks (citation management software)


The quickest and easiest way to manage the citations from your library research is to use citation management software.  The ASU Library, along with the University Technology Office (UTO), have made RefWorks software freely available for ASU students and faculty to use. 

Most library databases have a "direct export" feature that makes it easy to transfer records into RefWorks.  RefWorks will store your records on a Internet-accessible server so you can access them from anywhere with just a web browser.  RefWorks will create bibliographies in any one of over 300 citation styles and, with the free Write'n'Cite plug-in, RefWorks will also format your WORD document in addition to your citation list.

RefWorks is available at

APA (American Psychological Association) Style

The Institute of Industrial Engineers uses the APA style for its publications.

Condensed Guides to APA Style:


Full APA Style Guide:

  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 5th ed. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 2001.
    BF76.7 .P83 2001
    Copies available in: 
    • Downtown Library, Reference collection
    • Hayden Library, Reference collection, lower concourse
    • Polytechnic Campus Library, Reference collection
    • Science Library, Reference and Reserve collections
    • West Campus Library, Reference and Reserve collections, 1st floor

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