# Increase Line spacing in IEEE reference style

I am using IEEEtran to format my references in IEEE format as a part of my thesis work. My project supervisor wants me to increase the line spacing in references section. I am using .bib file for my references. Please refer to the attached image. The references have very little line spacing by default. I want to have something like double line spacing in the reference section also. How should I do it ?

• Are you using `biblatex` or the `.bst` files that come with `IEEEtran`? Can you show us an MWE/MWEB of what you have so far? – moewe Nov 27 '17 at 12:33
• You could try for instance `\linespread{1.5}\selectfont` just before `\bibliographystyle{IEEEtran}`. I'm not sure if this is what you want to do. – Ilbant Nov 27 '17 at 12:34
• I am using filename.bib for the references section (TexStudio). `\linespread{1.5}\selectfont` does not achieve the desired objective – ShiS Nov 27 '17 at 12:59
• I think there was a typo in @llbant's comment: The advice should be to write `\linespread{1.5}\selectfont` immediately before the `\bibliography` instruction. – Mico Nov 27 '17 at 13:10
• @ShiS - Glad the comment was helpful. Regarding your follow-up query: Please be more specific. Otherwise, the only sensible (though not exactly illuminating!) answer is, "yes". – Mico Nov 27 '17 at 13:41

``````\setstretch{1.5}
immediately before `\bibliography{...}` if you use BibTeX, or immediately before `\printbibliography` if you use `biblatex`.
Aside: Loading the `setspace` package and issuing a `\setstretch` directive is safer, in general, than using the low-level TeX macros `\baselineskip` and `\linespread`.