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Citation: Citation Sources and Tools

All scholarly research is built upon knowledge of the past literature in a field. This guide will help you learn how to cite your work, citation styles, citation tools, and useful applications for citation


One way you can improve your work and stay plagiarism-free is to use Endnote to manage your references.


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Citations tools

Using a citation generator is a very efficient and easy way to create citations in the appropriate format. Try these:
Citation Machine
Citationsy - no ads, great for journal articles

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IEEE citation style

The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) style guides/manuals below provide instructions and examples of how to create footnotes and bibliographies in research papers. Some include advice on grammar and punctuation, research methods, and guidelines on formatting the final paper.

This citation style has 3 main features:

The author name is first name (or initial) and last. This differs from other styles such as APA where author's last name is first.

The title of an article (or chapter, conference paper, patent, etc.) is in quotation marks.

The title of the book or journal is in italics.

To use the IEEE citation style, consult either:

Avoid Plagiarism

Plagiarism occurs when you borrow another's words (or ideas) and do not acknowledge that you have done so. In this culture, we consider our words and ideas intellectual property; like a car or any other possession, we believe our words belong to us and cannot be used without our permission.

Plagiarism is a very serious offense. If it is found that you have plagiarized -- deliberately or inadvertently -- you may face serious consequences. In some instances, plagiarism has meant that students have had to leave the institutions where they were studying.

The best way to avoid plagiarism is to cite your sources - both within the body of your paper and in a bibliography of sources you used at the end of your paper.