FREE Citation Management Software
- Landmark Citation Machine
- RefWorks site (Login) can help you manage your footnotes & bibliography on the web. Easy to use, interfaces directly with MS Word to create footnotes & bibliographies
- Key points:
- Don’t forget to install Write-n-Cite on your PC. It’s in the Tools menu
- Also don’t forget to move items out of the “Last Imported” folder into the folder you create for your course
- Lastly, don’t forget to use “Edit citation” in the Write-n-cite application to get page numbers!
- Library Footnotes, Bibliographies, RefWorks page
- Plan B: various style guides
Logging in from Home
- Need to use Passport York or bar code number & PIN from library card to authenticate as a York user
- Information here on logging in
- Remember: Use the library web page or this blog post for the link as it will prompt for login
- Try this: Coolest thing ever Firefox extension call Libx
- a cool way to search Scholarsportal article database
- Academic Integrity and Plagiarism site and quiz.
- Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy — fantastic resource !
- Encyclopedia Britannica — best general resource
- Oxford Reference Online — lots of online dictionaries in science & other fields
My topic: String theory, quantum computing, cloning, acid rain
- pick a topic that interests you
All the article databases are similar. Try searches like those above.
A list of the best databases for general science/development topics
When looking for science articles, make sure that the article is written by scientists for other scientists and describes a piece of lab research, field work, project or mathematical derivation. The work must have been done by the people writing the article.
The article will often have sections such as:
- Literature review
- Materials & Methods
- Scholar’s Portal: millions of full text articles, good general source of articles
- DON’T FORGET: use the facets on the right side to narrow to research artcle!
- Web of Science –Good selection of science articles, most with links to full text
- Scopus — similar to web of science
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