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Organisational Psychology Library Guide: Referencing

A guide to resources for Organisational Psychology.

Referencing Introduction

Academic writing requires that you acknowledge other writers’ words and thoughts by citing and referencing your sources of information. Citing is the practice of quoting from, or referring to, other writers’ works and ideas in the text of your work; referencing is the listing of the full details of the publications that you have cited so that the reader can track down the original sources.

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

Referencing and Plagiarism Book

Reference Managers

UCT subscribes to web-based reference management services used for storing and organising references such as RefWorks and Endnote.

Reference Managers help you to:

  • Collect and Import references
  • Manage your research
  • Share and Collaborate 
  • Cite and Write your paper


Welcome to the New RefWorks!

This update to RefWorks is a new way to collect, manage and organize research papers and documents.  You can read annotate, organize, and cite your research as well as collaborate with friends and colleagues by sharing collections.

RefWorks’ drag and drop capability along with our smart document recognition makes it easy and fast to upload documents and bibliographic metadata into your library and the Save to RefWorks feature allows you to capture research from websites with the click of a button.

From simple bibliographies to papers formatted with in-text citations or footnotes, RefWorks handles it all.
The following libguide offers great tips on how to use REFWORKS: 

APA Referencing Introduction

APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (6th ed., 2nd printing).

Links to other APA Manuals:


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


EndNote is reference management software with features to—

  • Keep all your references and reference-related materials in a searchable personal library.
  • Synchronize your references between up to three of your personal computers, an online library, and your iPad, through EndNote sync. (You must be the owner and user of all three computers.)

  • Share your references with collaborators through EndNote sync.

  • Use your references in word-processing documents to create formatted citations and bibliographies or independent reference lists.

The following libguide offers great tips on how to use ENDNOTE: