Research Skills for Engineering Students: Module 7, Part 1: Citing your information

welcome to research skills for
engineering students module 7 part 1
citing your information in this section
you’ll learn the wise lens and what’s of
citation citations and references
indicate when words or ideas are not
your own proper citation and reference
gives credit and respect to the original
authors allows readers to locate the
original sources and strengthens the
credibility of your report if you don’t
cite your sources it’s plagiarism
plagiarism is using another person’s
ideas without giving credit and is
considered intellectual theft plagiarism
comes in varying degrees and can be
intentional or unintentional there are
serious consequences if you are caught
plagiarizing as a student at UBC there
are academic integrity and misconduct
policies for both UBC engineering and
UBC more information can be found at
academic integrity and plagiarism from
UBC library past your time at UBC
evidence of plagiarism can affect your
integrity and credibility as a
professional engineer whenever you use
someone else’s words or ideas you must
indicate that the information is not
your own by properly citing and giving
credit to your sources this applies to
any type of resource written or
otherwise including books articles
websites images personal communications
etc you don’t need to cite your own
experiences observations results ideas
or conclusions you also don’t need to
cite information that is considered
common knowledge common knowledge is
information that is generally known by
many people if you’re uncertain if
something is common knowledge ask your
instructor or a librarian
that concludes module seven part one in
the next video you’ll learn how to cite
and use citation styles