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Researching & Writing in Computer Science: Writing & Citing

Resources and methods on how to research, write, and cite in computer science.

Citation Styles

Find citation and style guidelines for common computer science and engineering formats.

IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

 

ACM -  Association of Computing Machinery

 Citation Comparison- IEEE, ACM, APA - Dalhousie University

Avoiding Plagiarism

"Copying word-for-word what another author has written, or even paraphrasing someone’s original text without proper attribution is plagiarism" 
IEEE Authorship Series: How to Write for Technical Periodicals & Conferences

 

IEEE Recognizes Five Degrees of Plagiarism:

  1. Copying someone else’s entire article, or a major portion of the article (more than 50%) verbatim, without credit to the original author(s) or copying your own previously published work (see Redundant Publication, below).
  2. Copying a large proportion (20-50%) of someone else’s work, or your own previous work, without credit.
  3. Copying without credit individual elements such as paragraphs, sentences, or illustrations, resulting in a significant portion (up to 20%) of an article.
  4. Uncredited paraphrasing of pages or paragraphs from another source.
  5. Credited verbatim copying of a major portion of an article without clear delineation, such as quotes or indents.

IEEE Authorship Series: How to Write for Technical Periodicals & Conferences

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