Academic writing means that you must be able to present your own findings, but also to know and reflect upon earlier research. By referring to earlier research, the author will strengthen his or her own argumentation and credibility. However, it is of utmost importance that everything that is not the author's own thoughts, conclusions or opinions is cited correctly with information about the original source. Failing to cite one's sources, or to use others' words, pictures, tables and diagrams, means that you will be guilty of plagiarism.
Students at JU can access EndNote, a citation management software for collecting and organizing references. EndNote is available as both online and desktop versions. You use the online version in a web browser while the desktop version is tied to your computer. The advantage of the online version is that you can access your references on any computer and share the references with classmates. The desktop version has features that can be useful if you study at an advanced level and handle a large number of references. To get access to EndNote desktop, please contact IT.
Choose which version of EndNote suits you best and follow the appropriate guide to get started: