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On each of the element definition pages, you can find citations for the paper(s) that introduced that element. These papers should be cited when using a given element. If you wish to cite this website, you can use the following BibTeX:

@misc{defelement,
       AUTHOR = {Scroggs, Matthew W. and others},
        TITLE = {{DefElement}: an encyclopedia of finite element definitions},
         YEAR = {{2024}},
 HOWPUBLISHED = {\url{https://defelement.com}},
         NOTE = {[Online; accessed 26-February-2024]}
}

This will create a reference along the lines of:

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You may also wish to cite the DefElement poster that was presented at FEniCS 2023. To cite this, you can use the following BibTeX:

@misc{defelement-poster,
       AUTHOR = {Scroggs, Matthew W.},
        TITLE = {{DefElement}: an encyclopedia of finite element definitions},
         YEAR = {2023},
 HOWPUBLISHED = {Poster presented at FEniCS 2023, Cagliari, Italy},
          DOI = {10.6084/m9.figshare.23294939.v1},
}

This will create a reference along the lines of:

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