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.)
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.
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.