Research Process

Track Useful Sources as You Find Them

  • Send an article's citation information to your account with a citation management tool like EndNote.
  • Download and save or print articles as you find them.
  • Most databases have ways to send a list of articles to your email.
  • Write down information about your sources as you find them. Include the article title, the author, and information about the journal: title, year of publication, and volume/issue numbers.
  • Carefully organize your bookmarks with meaningful titles. If you are trying to bookmark an article from the library's page, put the following URL string in front so that the library's proxy address will be activated:

UM-Flint suggests the following citation manager and tool:

Citation Styles & Manuals

Avoiding Plagiarism

Accurately citing sources used for research is an important part of the writing and research process. Citation is important because:

  • It is used to give credit for information originally written elsewhere.
  • Citation enables others to find the same information again.
  • Failure to give credit for drawing on the work of others constitutes plagiarism.

For more information on plagiarism, please read the Academic Policies of the University and the English Department's policy on Academic Integrity.

The library also offers workshops and webinars on this topic during the Fall and Winter semesters. Please register for a session below. If you cannot make a session, enroll in a self-paced Blackboard course.

Winter 2021 Webinar Schedule

  • Wednesday, February 3, 2021 @ 6pm
  • Tuesday, February 23, 2021 @ 6pm (rescheduled)
  • Wednesday, March 3, 2021 @ 6pm
  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021 @ 6pm
  • Wednesday, March 31, 2021 @ 6pm

For more help and explanation about plagiarism watch the following video tutorials.

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