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Background info and FREE Citation Management Software
- Try this: Coolest thing ever Firefox extension call Libx
- a cool way to search Scholarsportal article database
- 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
- For off campus use, get the York group code here.
- FAQ and Instructions for various databases
- RefWorks Tutorial
- For bibliographies: various style guides and the Landmark Citation Machine and NCSU Citation Builder.
- Scientific publication cycle
- Academic Integrity & Plagiarism web site and Quiz.
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
- Peer review: researchers validating each others work before publication
- Kinds of documents:
- patents: government granted license to an invention
- standards: agreed upon methodology: ie 802.11
- journals: research results presented in a periodical/magazine. Peer reviewed.
- trade literature: discipline-specific magazines. Not Peer Reviewed.
- conference proceedings: research results presented at a meeting. Often peer reviewed, but not always.
- technical report: description of a solution to a specific problem. Not peer reviewed.
- reference: encyclopedias, tables, data collections, properties
- manuals: lab methods, programming languages, operating systems
- monographs: general topics
- technical specifications: how a device or component works, ie circuit diagrams
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