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RefWorks (Legacy) Library Guide: Referencing Tips & Avoiding Plagiarism

How to use RefWorks. A guide for the UCT community.

Referencing Help

Need help referencing? Mail your subject librarian 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. Steve Biko Building, Room 6.16, Level 6. View Map.

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.

These books can help you reference correctly:

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.

Also see "How to avoid plagiarism" in the YouTube video in the box below.

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

How to Avoid Plagiarism

RefWorks - How to manage your references

You can store and organise your references, and create bibliographies, in the citation styles of your choice, using the reference software package, RefWorks.  UCT has a site licence for RefWorks, and all UCT staff and students may register to use it.  Click here for more information about RefWorks.

Or use this RefWorks Guide to get started.....

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Referencing and writing tips

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