Skip to Main Content

Engineering: Write and Cite

Common Engineering Citation Styles

These are some of the most common citation styles used in engineering. Many journals use their own citation style, so if you don't see your style, use a search engine to search the journal's name and the words "author guidelines."

Engineering Citation Styles

Citing Code

Learn More

Citation Management

Citation management tools allow you to retrieve, store, organize, take notes on, and generate citations from all your information sources. Many citation management tools are collaborative and allow you to share sources with peers.

There are a number of different citation management tools available including:

zotero logo
EndNote logo  
mendeley logo
papers logo

After exploring each citation management tool, if you need help deciding which to use your librarian recommends either:

  1. Choosing the one that your collaborators use so that you can share sources and notes.
  2. Choosing Zotero because it is free and open source, and because your librarian uses Zotero and can help you.


Citation Generator

Do you want help generating your citations, but do not need the functionality of a full-on citation manager? Try:

Use Zotero with LaTeX, Overleaf, and OneDrive

Use Zotero with LaTeX

Zotero does allow you to create BibTeX bibliographic entries. Learn how with these research guides:


Use Zotero with Overleaf


Use Zotero with OneDrive

Zotero provides 300 MB of free storage, but you can use linked files or the ZotFile Plugin to use Zotero with your CU Boulder OneDrive cloud storage.

Ask A Gemmill Librarian

Engineering, Science and Design Librarian