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Oceanography Library Guide: Referencing

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

Referencing Help

When writing an academic report or assignment you must always acknowledge information that you took elsewhere. This will help you to avoid plagiarism. 

UCT Libraries offers a comprehensive Referencing Help to help you cite correctly and create your bibliography. If you need assistance with different style guides such as Harvard or APA please see guides below:

 Harvard UCT guide

 APA - Purdue University Formatting and Style Guide

Citation Managers

UCT subscribes to:

  1. ​RefWorks and
  2. Endnote

Citation management tools can be used to store and organise references. Refworks and EndNote allows sync between desktop and online libraries. 

How to reference your sources

Endnote - Reference Manager

Endnote allows you to Search online databases, Organize and Store your files, Collaborate within teams and many other features. 

To learn more about Endnote software see the libraries guide here.


UCT subscribes to and supports RefWorks, a reference management tool which can be used to store and organise your references. To learn more about RefWorks please check out this guide and How to use RefWorks guide?