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Engineering: Referencing standards

Welcome to your guide to finding information for engineering.

Referencing standards in APA

New Zealand, Australian, United Kingdom and International standards are not included in APA Manual 7th ed. Treat these standards in a similar way to a report.

Reference format

Author Date Title Source
Organisation Name. (Year). Title of the standard (Standard number). Publisher.  https://xxxx
  • Omit the publisher from the reference when it is the same as the author
     

Examples

Online

Standards New Zealand. (2013). Conditions of contract for building and civil engineering construction (NZS 3910:2013). https://shop-standards-govt-nz

Standards Australia. (2009). Risk management: Principles and guidelines (AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009). http://standards.org.au

Standards Australia & Standards New Zealand.  (2017). Bridge design - Part 6: Steel and composite construction (AS/NZS 5100.6:2017). https://shop-standards-govt-nz

Print
Standards Australia. (2009). Risk management: Principles and guidelines (AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009).

 

Find how to cite in text on the In-text citation page.

Referencing standards in Harvard

Standards New Zealand 2013, Conditions of contract for building and civil engineering construction NZS 3910:2013, viewed 18 October 2019, https://www.standards.govt.nz/

Referencing standards in IEEE

Basic Format:

Title of Standard, Standard number, Corporate author, location, date.
Title of Standard, Standard number, date.

Examples:

Parameter Values for Ultra-High Definition Television Systems for Switzerland, Production and International Programme Exchange, Rec. ITU-R BT.2020-2, International Telecommunications Union, Geneva, Switzerland, Oct. 2015.

IEEE Criteria for Class IE Electric Systems, IEEE Standard 308, 1969.

Letter Symbols for Quantities, ANSI Standard Y10.5-1968.

Standard Online Basic Format:

Title of Standard, Standard number, Corporate author, location, date. [Online]. Available: http://www.url.com
Title of Standard, Standard number, date. [Online]. Available: http://www.url.com

Example:

Frequency Response and Bias, NERC Reliability Standard BAL-003-0.1b, May 2009. [Online]. Available: http://www.nerc.com/files/BAL-003-0_1b.pdf

[From the IEEE Referencing Guide]