Academic Integrity is a vital aspect of higher education, scholarly creation and consumption, and McMaster strives to assist students with issues of academic integrity. Check out the Office of Academic Integrity website for more information.
Be sure to talk to your instructor, TA or librarian when you have questions about plagiarism, citing properly, and other academic integrity issues.
See also the library's Academic Integrity & Plagiarism web page.
Check out this page for links to other Citation Style guides, and for information on Citation Management Software.
Citation management software can help you collect, organize and format citations in your selected style. There are many citation management softwares available, both paid and free, all with different strengths and weaknesses. McMaster Libraries does not support any one software but free popular choices include EndNote Basic, Mendeley and Zotero.
Although citation management software is meant to automate the citation process nevertheless it is a software and it is your responsibility to make sure that the citation is propery formatted and includes all necessary information.
Citation analysis is the examination of citations in scholarly literature in order to determine the impact of:
The impact factor, which is based on the citation indexes in the Web of Science and published by Thomson Corporation
For more information, see the Health Sciences Library guide entitled "Making an Impact: Tracking Your Research Metrics".