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Postgraduate Research in the Health Sciences Library Guide: Referencing & reference managers

Library guide for postgraduate students and researchers.

Plagiarism

To avoid plagiarism, it is important to always acknowledge the words, ideas or opinions of another writer. It is important to find out from your department which referencing style has been prescribed especially if they have their own particular version of one of the accepted styles of referencing.

For information on Turnitin, the plagiarism detector, see the box entitled Turnitin

Referencing

DOI

CrossRef
Most recently published journal articles have a DOI or Digital Object Identifier. Some referencing styles, such as APA(6th ed.) and Harvard(UCT), require that the DOI be displayed in the list of references if available. Crossref provides a free search facility to locate an article's DOI.

EndNote

EndNote is available to staff and students of UCT. It can be downloaded onto your computer from the ICTS web site.

EndNote Web, located in Web of Knowledge,  enables EndNote users to collect references when away from their desktop and to collaborate with others.

RefWorks

Refworks

RefWorks is a web-based bibliography and database manager that allows you to create your own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases. You can use these references in writing papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds. This product has been replaced by a new updated version called New RefWorks . If you have a university email you can register for an account either on or off campus. If you have a non-university email domain and prefer to use this instead of your UCT email, kindly contact the library for instructions and an access code.

You are welcome to book a training session with a reference librarian to get you started.

 

Mendeley

Free reference manager and PDF organizer. Easily organize your papers, read & annotate your PDFs, collaborate in private or open groups, and securely access your research from everywhere.