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EGR 601: Citing Research

Fall 2016.

Citing Research

This page focuses on citing and formatting citations. When writing it is important to cite other researchers' work.  UK has a strong policy on plaigiarism so it's important that you give proper credit to authors. 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 are looking for Impact Factors, use the link in the left column box at the top.

UK and Plagiarism

What is Plagiarism?

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.

Impact Factors

Reference Citation Software

EndNote helps you organize and cite your references  in virtually any citation style required by leading journals.
Free to UK faculty, staff and students through  Log in with your link blue ID.
Help from EndNote
EndNote Training  
EndNote Technical Support (Speak with someone or find answers online.)
Help from UK Libraries
Contact one of our EndNote Experts for more information:
Frank Davis
Valerie Perry 
Carla Cantagallo

Jan Carver (EndNote Web)

Mendeley is a free research management tool for desktop & web. Helps you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research. Video Tutorials will show you how. 

Zotero is a free and easy-to-use research tool that helps you collect, organize, cite and share your research.
See Zotero's documentation and tutorials.