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Accounting Library Guide: Referencing & Citation

How to find information - a guide for Accounting and Auditing students


 You must always acknowledge the sources that you consulted when preparing your work. Failing to acknowledge your sources is construed as plagiarism

The University of Cape Town has its own Harvard guide, prepared by Karin de Jager for those Departments and Faculties which use Harvard referencing.

(It is recommended that you discuss this with your lecturer or academic supervisor first to determine which referencing style is used for your specific subject.)


Organising your references & compiling a bibliography

The University of Cape Town has a campus-wide license to RefWorks, a reference management tool which allows you to save citations to your own web-based database whilst reading articles for your research project.

Need help on how to use RefWorks? Go to the RefWorks LibGuide.





Plagiarism is a dishonest act of attempting to take someone else’s ideas, writing, design or research and presenting them as your own.

This is viewed very seriously by UCT and may lead to expulsion. To avoid plagiarism it is important to cite and reference your sources.

Plagiarism Declaration

UCT's Plagiarism Policy with Declaration form is available at:

 Avoiding Plagiarism - a Guide for Students