Citing and referencing: Software

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IEEE Resources:




[#]  A. A. Author. Title of Software. Date Repository or Archive. (version or year). Publisher Name. Accessed: Date (when applicable). [Type of Medium]. Global Persistent Identifier. Available: site/path/file


[1]  D. W. Arning et al. Mixed Mode–Mixed level Circuit Simulator. (2011). Ngspice. Accessed: Jan. 11, 2019. [Online]. Available:


Note: IEEE follows the Force 11 Citation Principles.

For online apps: include access date, type of medium, and availability, as indicated in the above rule.

Replace the author with the software title if not provided.