The UBC Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication ( CWSC) is located in the IK Barber Learning and provides resources and tools to help you to succeed with writing papers.
Citations, aka, references give credit to others for their work and ideas and allow readers to track down the original work if they choose.
Whenever you use someone else's words or ideas in your paper or presentation, you must indicate that this information is borrowed by citing your source. This applies to written sources you've used, such as books, articles and web pages, as well as other formats, such as images, sounds, TV/film clips, and DVDs. Failure to cite such sources may be considered plagiarism. Avoid distress and embarrassment by learning exactly what to cite – the who, what, where and when of your source!
For help with citation, please see the UBC Library How to Cite Guide
Managing research citations is an essential part of the research process. Citation management tools can help you to: