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Technical Standards: Citing Standards

Last Updated: Aug 17, 2021 10:25 AM

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UB has a site license to EndNote, software that allows you to collect, store, organize, retrieve, and automatically format references to journal articles, books, patents, and more in your papers. 

For help using EndNote, check out the EndNote Basics Guide here: The Guide contains descriptions of features, PDF downloads, and videos on how to use EndNote effectively.

For more help, contact Erin Rowley, Engineering Librarian,

Citing Standards

If you are using a standard in your paper, presentation, scholarly publishing, etc., it needs to be cited, just like a book or article. There is no specific style manual for standards; instead, the style depends on discipline or journal. Complete references for a standard should include the title, document number, publication date, and the publisher.

Guidelines are included below for citing standards in several popular citation style formats. Consult your Professor for which style he/she prefers for the assignment.


If you use EndNote to manage your citations, you can create new References within your EndNote Library for standards. Simply create a New Reference, then change the Reference Type to "Standard."

Engineering Librarian

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Erin Rowley
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