BibTeX field: institution

How to use the institution field in BibTeX?

The institution field is used to store the name of the institution that published and/or sponsored the report.

institution = "Cavendish Laboratory"
institution = {Cavendish Laboratory}

How the institution field is used in BibTeX entry types

BibTeX entryDescriptioninstitution field
articleJournal article
bookletPrinted work without a publisher
inbookAny section in a book
incollectionA titled section of a book
inproceedingsConference paper
mastersthesisMaster's thesis
miscMiscellaneous: if nothing else fits
phdthesisPhD thesis
techreportTechnical report or white paperrequired
unpublishedA work that has not yet been officially published