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Scientific & Technical Writing Research Guide (ENG 355:302 )

Visit this research guide for articles, websites, and other resources for your Scientific & Technical Writing class.

Have a citation question?

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RefWorks is a research management tool that makes it easy to save references to books, articles, and web pages and organize them into your own personal research library.

Using a citation manager like Refworks can save you time and keep your research organized!



Citing your sources serves three purposes:


It gives proper credit to the authors of the words or ideas that you incorporated into your paper.
It allows those who are reading your work to locate your sources, in order to learn more about the ideas that you include in your paper.
Citing your sources consistently and accurately helps you avoid committing plagiarism in your writing.


Automatic citation generation


There are many online tools that make citations easier to manage. However, remember that automatic citation tools are never perfect. You still need to understand the rules for your citation style in order to spot mistakes.

Here are some good ones:


How do I create a RefWorks account?

To create an account:

  1. Go to https://refworks.proquest.com/signup/
  2. Enter your Rutgers email address and create a password
  3. Click the activation link in the confirmation email to complete your account setup

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