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Environmental Engineering

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ASCE Citation Style

For a complete guide to the ASCE Citation Style, see the References section of this chapter found on the ASCE website.

Within the text of your report, ASCE uses an author-date method, for example (Smith 2004; Smith and Jones 2004). Your report must include a references section with all references listed alphabetically by last name of the first author. References must be published works only, with theses, dissertations, and forthcoming articles as exceptions to this rule.

Examples of ASCE style for commonly referenced sources follow below.

  • Books: Evans, G.M., and J.C. Furlong. 2003. Environmental biotechnology: Theory and applications. Chichester, UK:Wiley
    • If a specific chapter is used, the chapter title and inclusive page numbers should be included
  • Journal Articles: Beskos, D.E. 1987. "Boundary element methods in dynamic analysis." Appl. Mech. Rev., 40 (1), 1-23.
    • For ASCE journal articles, ASCE no longer uses page numbers. See the source linked above for examples of ASCE style for ASCE journal articles.
  • Conference Proceedings: Eschenaur, S.R., J.M. Kulicki, and D.R. Mertz. 1991. "Retrofitting distortion-induced fatigue cracking of noncomposite steel girder-floorbeam-stringer bridges." In Proc., 8th Annual Int. Bridge Conf., 380-388. Pittsburgh: Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania.

Indexes and Abstracts

Search for journal articles, conference papers, and research reports in these databases. For a complete list of databases for Environmental Engineering, please see U-M Library Databases Search. (If you already have a citation and wish to find the article in the library, please use the MGetIt MGet It.)

Citation Management Tools

The library can help you with different tools for managing your footnotes and creating bibliographies. Those tools are EndNote, Zotero, and Mendeley. Expert help is available from Scholarspace.