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Practice Safe Writing!

Citing the works of authors that you use to form your own research is a critical part of the writing and research process. Citation provides evidence to back up our own ideas and statement. It demonstrates where our work fits into the greater body of knowledge.  And it gives proper credit where credit is due. 

Read these best practices to avoid accidental plagiarism and check out these proper paraphrasing techniques.

Cornell University's Plagiarism Tutorial and Code of Academic Integrity

Citation Management Software

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In the process of doing research, you will encounter a multitude of resources including books, articles, and websites.  Keeping all of these organized as you progress, and ultimately creating a bibliography using a particular citation style can be a daunting and time-consuming task. 

Citation management software can help you to manage information and create bibliographies. It allows you to form working groups and to share resources

There are a number of citation management tools available to Cornell students and compatible with many of the databases you might use in your research. Visit the citation management help page to get started.  It only takes a few minutes to set up an account with such tools as Zotero and Mendeley. Endnote may also be downloaded for free by students in CALS and CHE.

To learn how to use these and other citation management tools, consider one of the workshops offered by Cornell libraries.