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When information is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized, the source of that information must be documented. Otherwise, you are guilty of plagiarism.
Various standards have been created for citing sources in different disciplines including IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers), APA (American Psychological Association), and the MLA (Modern Languages Association). Unless your professor tells you otherwise, the preferred style for citing sources in your assignments is the IEEE style. See the following for help with this style.
Reference Guide: IEEE Style (from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Sample IEEE Documentation Style for References (from Carleton University)
Other style manuals include:
Handbook for Technical Writing (6th ed.)
REF: T11.B78 2000
Scientific Style and Format: the CBE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers (7th ed.)
REF: QH304.C33 2006
MIT Guide to Science and Engineering Communication (2nd ed.)
REF: Q223.P33 2002
Writing and Presenting Scientific Papers (2nd ed.)
REF: Q223.M34 2004
To add patent records from CIPO Canadian Patent Office or USPTO United States Patent and Trademark Office, you will need to add them manually in RefWorks as follows.
Patents may also be searched in the Canadian Patents database (See list of databases on Library home page.)