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* Engineering Research Guide: Citing Research

Guides to help you find engineering information for class and research projects.

The University of Kentucky provides UK students, faculty and staff with EndNote.  This software will help you format citations for your research project or class assignment.  Use the links below for additional information.  You will need to use your Link Blue login ID and password to download EndNote.




What is EndNote?

EndNote Help

Download EndNote for UK Students, Faculty, Staff

There are many styles and formats to use when creating a list of references or a bibliography.  Be sure to check with your instructor before selecting a style.  Some prefer MLA, while many engineering fields use formats created by their professional societies (e.g., Mining or Civil Engineering use SME or ASCE, respectively).  This page presents a variety of sources to help you with your writing.

If you prefer not to use EndNote, there are many other resources available free on the Internet.  Here are some you can try.

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use FireFox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself.

BibMe is an automated bibliography-maker.

LaTex is often used for engineering, math, and in other science fields.


Here are some resources explaining what you need to know about plagiarism.

Prentice Hall Companion Website:  Understanding Plagiarism

Plagiarism:  What it is and how to avoid it? - An excellent resource page from Indiana University/Bloomington.

OWL - Purdue Online Writing Lab - Another excellent site that has numerous tools to help you avoid plagiarizing.