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Why Cite or Reference?
- To avoid plagiarism
- To acknowledge debts to other writers
- To verify quotations
- To enable all those who read your work to locate your sources easily
- To enable readers to follow-up and read more fully the cited author’s arguments
- To demonstrate the body of knowledge upon which your research is based
It is Plagiarism if you.....
- Copy sentences from a web page, a blog, a book, or an article and insert them into your paper without citing them.
- Copy large chunks of text from one or more original sources and insert it into work.
- Use an image or video from any source and do not cite it properly.
- Quote or paraphrase from another paper without crediting the original author.
- Cite data without crediting the original source.
- Propose another author’s idea as if it were your own.
- Fabricating references or using incorrect references.
- Submitting someone else’s presentation, program, spreadsheet, or other file with only minor alterations.
Test your knowledge: take Indaiana University's plagiarism quiz
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Mendeley allows you to...
- Automatically generate bibliographies
- Collaborate easily with other researchers online
- Easily import papers from other research software
- Find relevant papers based on what you’re reading
- Access your papers from anywhere online
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Basic information needed for citing
Book Journal Article
- Author(s) Author(s)
- Title Article Title
- Year of Publication Article Page Numbers
- Publisher Journal Title
- Place of Publication Journal Volume Number
- Edition (if not the first) Journal Issue Number
- Year of Publication
Using EndNote Web
Endnote Web is an online bibliographic/reference management tool available to you free through any of the Research4life databases: HINARI, AGORA, OARE . You must log in to get the full benefit of this tool.
Go through the powerpoint presentation and the exercises to become familiar with this resource.
Presentations and Exercises