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Oceanography Library Guide: Academic Writing

How to find information - a library guide for Oceanography students at UCT.

Referencing and writing help

Need help referencing? Mail the librarian for Oceanography, Awot Gebregziabher or you can ask any librarian on duty at the desk to help you with your referencing queries.

Writing help: UCT also has a Writing Centre where consultants can help you with your writing and referencing.

Style guides can be found at shelf numbers 808.42 / 808.0665 / 808.0666 in the reference section or on the open shelves of the library.

Referencing and writing tips

Helpful tips on referencing and writing can be found at these sites:

How to interpret your reading list

Avoiding Plagiarism - A guide for students at UCT

You must always acknowledge the sources that you consulted when preparing your work.  Failing to acknowledge your sources is regarded as plagiarism.  Plagiarism is a dishonest act of taking someone else’s ideas, written work, design or research, and presenting it as your own.   This act is viewed very seriously by UCT and can even lead to expulsion.

Please click on the document above: Avoiding Plagiarism - a guide for students at UCT.

To avoid plagiarism it is important to cite and reference your sources.  The University has its own handbook on citation and related matters which can be accessed online