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ISO 690 is an ISO standard for bibliographic referencing in documents of all sorts.[clarification needed] It includes electronic documents, and specifies the elements to be included in references to published documents, and the order in which the elements of the reference should be stated. Punctuation and style are not part of the standard.
ISO 690 covers references to published material in both print and non-print form. It does not apply to references to manuscripts or other unpublished material. The latest version was published in 2010 and covers all kinds of information resources, including but not limited to monographs, serials, contributions, patents, cartographic materials, electronic information resources (including computer software and databases), music, recorded sound, prints, photographs, graphic and audiovisual works, and moving images.
Parts of the document 
Until 2010, ISO 690 appeared in two ISO documents:
- ISO 690:1987 (Information and documentation - Bibliographic references - Content, form and structure);
- ISO 690-2:1997 (Information and documentation - Bibliographic references - Part 2: Electronic documents or parts thereof)
Examples of citation (ISO 690:1987) 
Actual status of standard is ISO 690:2010. The material is copyrighted and not free for distribution. Basically, the application of older version of ISO standard is not a fault.
Lominandze, DG. Cyclotron waves in plasma. Translated by AN. Dellis; edited by SM. Hamberger. 1st ed. Oxford : Pergamon Press, 1981. 206 p. International series in natural philosophy. Translation of: Ciklotronnye volny v plazme. ISBN 0-08-021680-3.
Parts of a monograph:
Parker, TJ. and Haswell, WD. A Text-book of zoology. 5th ed., vol 1. revised by WD. Lang. London : Macmillan 1930. Section 12, Phyllum Mollusca, pp. 663-782.
Contributions in a monograph:
Wringley, EA. Parish registers and the historian. In Steel, DJ. National index of parish registers. London : Society of Genealogists, 1968, vol. 1, pp. 155-167.
Communication equipment manufacturers. Manufacturing a Primary Industries Division, Statistics Canada. Preliminary Edition, 1970- .Ottawa : Statistics Canada, 1971- . Annual census of manufacturers. (English), (French). ISSN 0700-0758.
Articles in a serial:
Weaver, William. The Collectors: command performances. Photography by Robert Emmet Bright. Architectural Digest, December 1985, vol. 42, no. 12, pp. 126-133.
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See also 
Notes and references 
- Stayton, Bob (September 2007). "Customizing bibliography output". DocBook XSL: The Complete Guide (4th ed.). Santa Cruz, California: Sagehill Enterprises. ISBN 978-0-9741521-3-4.
- ISO 690:2010 (ISO)
- Information and documentation -- Guidelines for bibliographic references and citations to information resources
- Excerpts from ISO 690:1987 Information and documentation -- Bibliographic references - Content, form and structure
- Excerpts from ISO 690-2:1987 Information and documentation -- Bibliographic references -- Part 2: Electronic documents or parts thereof
- Extracts from ISO 690-2 at Johannes Kepler Universitaet Linz
- ISO 690-2:1997