Central Library
Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar

Research Support

Central Library, IIT Bhubaneswar currently provides the following research support tools and services: 

Plagiarism Detection Tools 

Turnitin Turnitin          
Turnitin is a tool used in the prevention of plagiarism by checking documents for originality.
URKUND URKUND             
Urkund is a tool used in the prevention of plagiarism by checking documents for originality.
Best Tips to Avoid Plagiarism: The following are just some of the ways to protect yourself against unintentional plagiarism:
  • If you use a fact, phrase, chart, diagram, table, map, illustration, photograph, theory, method, steps or lists, or a quotation from someone else’s work, always acknowledge the original source accurately.
  • Even if you have put someone else’s ideas into your own words, you must credit the source of those ideas.
  • Carefully document and record every single source you read and use. Do not cut corners when it comes to this aspect of your research. Manage your sources by means of a Reference Management Tool.
  • When you copy and paste from the Internet, you must also copy the web address of the document and note the date of access.
  • When you copy and paste from electronic books, journal articles, theses, dissertations, law reports, you must record the source in full together with its URL (Uniform Resource Locator or web address) in the database you have used.
  • If you suspect you are using something without attributing the original source, copy and paste the passage into Google or another search engine. If your search retrieves close results, it is possible that the passage is not original work.

Research Writing Tools 

Grammarly is a tool used while writing essays and articles. For Access, Please Click Here

Research Assistance e-Resources 

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (PQDT) is an online database that indexesabstracts, and provides full-text access to dissertations and theses.
A Reservoir of Indian Electronic Theses & Dissertations
IIT Bhubaneswar Subscribed E-Resources
IIT Bhubaneswar Subscribed E-Journals


Reference Management Tools


EndNote EndNote                
EndNote is a commercial reference management software package, used to manage bibliographies and references when writing essays and articles. It is produced by Clarivate Analytics.
Mendeley Mendeley                
Mendeley is a free reference management tool and academic social network that allows you to manage your references.  It also helps you discover new trends and statistics in your research area and to connect and collaborate with other researchers.
Zotero Zotero       
 Zotero is a free open source tool that you can use to collect, organise, manage, cite and share research sources.


Referencing Styles


APA Referencing Style                          
The APA style is mostly used in Psychology, Education and other social sciences.
Chicago Referencing style                                 
The Chicago referencing system is used with all subjects and formats including books, newspapers, and other non-scholarly publications and materials that are not intended for publication.
Harvard Referencing Style
The Harvard style is generally used across many subject disciplines.
MLA Referencing Style
The MLA system is mostly used by researchers in Arts and Humanities. However it is especially used in English Language, Literature, Folklore and Lingustic courses.
Vancouver Referencing Style                                   
The Vancouver system, also known as the "author-number" system, is a way of writing references in academic papers. It is popular in the physical sciences, biological sciences, health and is one of two referencing systems normally used in medicine, the other being the Harvard style.