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Architectural Design Competitions: Ideas and Presentations: Writing and Citing

Writing Tips

Following books contain some valuable tips for writing your papers:

Cite Your Sources

You need to acknowledge used resources by describing them in the way that readers can identify and find the source. Citations usually include information on who is responsible for the text, what is the name of the text, who published it, where and when. You must include a citation when you quote the exact words of a sources, paraphrase the words or just use distinctive ideas found in this source.

You can learn more about citing your sources and creating bibliographies on the library website. Cite your Sources guide will introduce you to both print and online resources on citation management.Page Create Bibliographies will discuss various writing guides and style manuals and will provide access to online guides to citing print and electronic resources. It will also list available in the library books on how to write about architecture, how to cite materials and create bibliographies.

Understanding Intellectual Property

To learn general information about Intellectual property, plagiarism and citing watch NJIT tutorial Intellectual Property in the Digital Age

You can also consult books in the library:

Online Resources for Citation Management

The majority of listed in this guide databases provide instruction on how to cite materials in various styles. You can also export citations directly from Oxford Art Online, JSTOR, Art Full Text (you need to consult each of them for more specific instruction or read/watch library tutorials on using these databases).

Bibliographic management software enables to organize references and bibliographies: to import references from electronic databases and the web, and to build a bibliography according to selected styles.

You can use Microsoft Word or special tools for citation management that will do formatting for you. Among them EndNote (it can be download from the NJIT website), or freely available on the web Zotero and EasyBib. 

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