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Research Support

Latest update: 2019

Research Support on CGI Learning Center Page
CGI Learning Center creates this page to support students and researchers,
to familiarize everyone with information about citation, citing tools and software
to easily manage the bibliographical references EndNote,
and plagiasism prevention & checking service Turnitin
as well as to keep updated with ongoing seminars and tutorials.
Also, we provide reports and news on publications ranking status of the Institute.
Please visit CGI Research Support

There is more that students need to understand about how to perform quality research and to be good researchers.
The important things students must learn before starting to write research papers are: how to select topics of a research,
how to find out that selected topic is not duplicated with others, whether or not your advisers will approve the title for the topic,
and where to find information and references

On May 20, 2014 CGI invited Dr.Bhinyo Panijpan and Dr.Pintip Reunwongsa from Mahidol University
to share their experience on how and why they decided to publish their research in international journals.
Dr.Bhinyo said that “There is no way to get experience except through experience,” so students learned from group practice
on planning for scheduling time before start writing, which journals to choose, what style of title of the paper would attract readers
as well as on tips to outline the introduction and conclusion that will lead the paper to public visualization.

To use EndNote program and Turnitin please contact CGI Librarian.

Citation or Reference Styles

  • What is?
    A citation is a reference to a published or unpublished source (not always the original source). A citation is an abbreviated alphanumeric expression embedded in the body of an intellectual work that denotes an entry in the bibliographic references section of the work for the purpose of acknowledging the relevance of the works of others to the topic of discussion at the spot where the citation appears.

    • Vancouver reference style or the author-number system, is a citation style, popular in the physical sciences, and is a referencing systems normally used in medicine.
    • APA reference style. The rules of APA Style®, detailed in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, offer sound guidance for writing with simplicity, power, and concision. APA Style has been adapted by many disciplines,used by writers around the world.

Citation Software

These are software for citation management & plagiarism-prevention

  • Turnitin
    Turnitin is an Internet-based plagiarism-prevention service created by iParadigms, LLC, first launched in 1997. Typically, universities and high schools buy licenses to submit essays to the Turnitin website, which checks the documents for unoriginal content. The results can be used to identify similarities to existing sources or can be used in formative assessment to help students learn how to avoid plagiarism and improve their writing.

  • EndNote
    EndNote is a sophisticated citation manager. And, CGI now provides EndNote X7 as a tool to help students and faculty members to cite their research references effectively.

  • Zotero
    Zotero is a powerful, easy-to-use research tool that helps you gather, organize, and analyze sources and then share the results of your research.It is Open Source and free to download.

  • Mendeley
    Generate your citations and bibliography in the style of your choice - in just a few clicks. Compatible with Microsoft Word, LibreOffice and BibTeX.

User Education and Training

“Many of you may be wondering why you are required to have training in research ethics. You may believe that you are highly ethical and know the difference between right and wrong. You would never fabricate or falsify data or plagiarize…”.
Quoted from an article by David B. Resnik, J.D., Ph.D., What is research ethics?

Publications Ranking

Since 2007, CGI publications have been accepted to publish in international journals with Impact Factor higher than 2.

Scholarly Communications

  • Publsh or Perish? Scientific and Scholarly Communication is in the middle of a system-wide disruption. These changes have affected every aspect of research, from its practice, to its administration, to its use. There are new forms of publication, new standards and expectations, new ways of measuring and demonstrating success, new dangers and pitfalls.
    Reference: FORCE Announcement
  • Which journals to publish?
    CGI encouraged the faculty and students to submit their papers to publish in international journals with Impact Factor higher than 2
  • Journal Impact Factor
    The impact factor (IF) of an academic journal is a measure reflecting the average number of citations to recent articles published in that journal. It is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field, with journals with higher impact factors deemed to be more important than those with lower ones. The impact factor was devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information.