University of Auckland Engineering (Numbered) Style


Reference list or bibliography formats for the University of Auckland Engineering (Numbered) Style

These should be included at the end of the document. References are detailed and should be prefaced by the corresponding number that appears within the text. This style is slightly different from the numbered style in EndNote software.

A number is inserted in square brackets after the sentence containing the quotation or idea you wish to reference. A reference list/bibliography containing all necessary citation information is inserted at the end of the document. References should be clearly numbered and the number should correspond to the number in square brackets to which it refers. Your word processing software may offer functions that do this automatically.

Numbers in square brackets in text

  • This argument was first put forward in the early 19th century [1].
  • The argument was first put forward by Hulme [1].
  • Hulme stated that this argument was first propounded "early in the 19th century" [1].

Various formats should be used depending upon the type of source. Examples:

Books

Citation number. Surname, Initials (Ed.).(year) Title: subtitle. Volume number. Edition. Publisher, Place of Publication (city or town).

Note: If the book is edited, place Ed.(s) in round brackets ( ). after the initials of the editor(s).

Example:

4. Cassedy, E.S. (2000) Prospects for Sustainable Energy. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

8. Erdély, A. (Ed.) (1955) Higher Transcendental Functions. Vol. 3. McGraw-Hill, New York.

Book chapters

Citation number. Author's Surname, Initials (Year), 'Chapter Title.' In: Book title, Authors' Surname, Initials. (Ed.) Publisher, Place of Publication (city or town), pages ?-?.

Note: If the book is edited, place Ed.(s) in round brackets ( ). after the initials of the editor(s).

Example:

20. Thomas, C.J.R. (1993) 'The polymerase chain reaction'. In: Methods in Plant Biochemistry, Vol. 10: Molecular Biology. Bryant, J. (Ed.) Academic Press, London, pages 117-140.

Journal articles

Citation number. Surname, Initial(s). (Year) Title of the paper. Journal title, volume number (issue number), Page numbers ?-?.

Example:

2. Rippon, P. J. and Stallard, G. M. (1999) Iteration of a class of hyperbolic meromorphic functions. Proc. Amer. Math. Sco. 127(11), 3151-3258.

Online resources

Citation number. Author surname(s), initials. Title of the web page. (last update or copyright date - last update). If it is a homepage, [Homepage of ...]. [Online]. Available: URL [The date you accessed it]

Example:

8. Siano, D. The algorithmic beauty of the trebuchet. (2001, September 24 - last update). [Online]. Available: http://members.home.net/dimona/ [2002, January 23]

Example: (No author or date):

2. Sports Wheelchairs. [Online]. Available: http://www.mobilityproducts.com/sprt-whl.htm [2002, March 1]


Acknowledgements

These sources were used in the compilation of this page:

Silyn-Roberts, H. (2002) Writing for science: a practical handbook for science, engineering and technology students. 2nd ed. Prentice Hall, Auckland, pages 101-113.

Silyn-Roberts, H.(2000) Writing for science and engineering: Papers, presentations and reports. 1st ed. Butterworth Heinemann, Auckland, pages 167-188.

The later edition does not give details of the University of Auckland Numbered Style, but does contain other useful information on referencing using the numbering style.
Silyn-Roberts, H. (2013) Writing for science: a practical handbook for science, engineering and technology students. 2nd ed. Elsevier, Boston, pages 169-190.

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