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Biomedical Engineering: 42-684/06-500: Principles of Immunoengineering and Development of Immunotherapy Drugs: Citing Sources and Managing PDFs

This guide provides links, tutorials, and tips for finding and presenting scholarly information in biomedical and chemical engineering.

Practice Safe Writing!

Citing the works of authors that you use to form your own research is a critical part of the writing and research process. Citation provides evidence to back up our own ideas and statement. It demonstrates where our work fits into the greater body of knowledge.  And it gives proper credit where credit is due. 

Read these safe practices to avoid accidental plagiarism and check out these paraphrasing techniques.

CMU's University Policy on Academic Integrity

Get writing help from the Global Communications CenterThe GCC supports any student at any stage of the writing process.  The GCC offers free one-on-one tutoring for academic communication projects on the first floor of the Hunt Library.

 

Saving Time with a Citation Manager

In the process of doing research, you will encounter a multitude of resources including books, articles, and websites.  Keeping all of these organized as you progress, and ultimately creating a bibliography using a particular citation style can be a daunting and time-consuming task. 

But no fear, citation management help is here!  With the relatively easy-to-use citation management tool, Mendeley, you will be able to:

  • organize and save the resources on the cloud, allowing you to access them from any device
  • share resources such as PDFs with other students for group projects
  •  generate bibliographies in nearly any citation style with a click of a button

Mendeley can be a useful tool for projects in any of your classes and in your future careers! It only takes a minute to set up an account. Be sure to use your Andrew ID email account when you sign up, to take advantage of the added benefits of CMU's institutional Mendeley, including more storage space and larger group sizes for shared libraries.

On this page are a collection of short videos that will help get you started with Mendeley.

To learn more about how to use Mendeley or other citation management tools, check our library workshops page for upcoming workshops or contact Melanie Gainey (mgainey@andrew.cmu.edu).

Getting Started with Mendeley

Watch this 5 minute video to learn how to get started using Mendeley for organizing PDFs and citing sources.  Be sure to use your Andrew ID email account when you sign up, to take advantage of the added benefits of CMU's institutional Mendeley, including more storage space and larger group sizes for shared libraries.

How to Import Documents into Mendeley

Watch this two minute video to learn more about how to import your documents into Mendeley.

Save Time with a Well-Organized Mendeley Library

Watch this two minute video to help you keep your documents well organized in Mendeley.

Using Mendeley for Group Projects

Mendeley is a great tool for sharing documents for group projects. This two minute video will show you how to take advantage of this useful feature.

Creating Bibliographies with Mendeley

Watch this two minute video to learn how to create bibliographies in any style with a click of a button!