Using bibliographic software as a tool for promoting academic integrity amongst undergraduate students: a case study. Booth
Using Bibliographic Software as a
Tool for Promoting Academic
Integrity Amongst Undergraduate
Students: A Case Study
Faculty Librarian – Engineering & Built Environment
The University of Newcastle
Phone: 61 2 492 18627
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THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA
Designed to introduce students to the scope and
practice of professional engineering and the role it
plays in today's society.
Emphasis is placed on developing a range of
technical, information literacy and report writing skills
and innovative thinking to find solutions to social
needs within a sustainable framework.
Teamwork and project management skills are also
developed, and applied in a group design project. 1.
1. University of Newcastle. (2007). GENG1803 Course Outline
GENG 1803: First Year Engineering Course
Development of information literacy and academic integrity
skills have been a component of the subject for a number of
o Information Literacy component worth 10% of overall
With a variety of approaches and assessment tasks
supported by library workshops, learning materials delivered
via Blackboard, and online discussions.
Information literacy sessions and related assessment task
placed emphasis on lower order thinking and information
seeking behaviours, rather than information using
Assessment task disjointed from other course assessment
Need for greater focus on principles related to academic
GENG 1803: Information Literacy component prior to 2005
2005 - 2006
University focus on academic integrity
New Course Coordinator
“Embedding Information Literacy Project”
EndNote Tutorial Project
GENG 1803: Information Literacy and Academic Integrity
1. Identify and locate
different sources of
information for your project
using library and other
2. Apply a framework and
process to critique sources.
3. Use EndNote to capture
citation data for references.
4. Produce an annotated
Recognises the need for
information and determines
the nature and extent of the
Finds needed information
effectively and efficiently.
information and the
information seeking process.
collected or generated.
GENG 1803: Assignment A3 – EndNote Bibliography
Course co-ordinators recommend use of EndNote as part
of a strategy for good practice in referencing.
Bibliographic Software and Undergraduates
2. Biskowski, Martin. (2007). Some Notes and Suggestions for using EndNote X on the Mendocino 4009 Computer.
3. John East (2005). Comparison of Refworks and EndNote
“… we have to ask ourselves whether undergraduates really need
software for referencing. Perhaps they would learn the principles of
referencing more effectively if they had to format the references
manually? Most currently do so.” 3.
GENG1803: Supporting the Assignment
Blackboard course site
Links to resources