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Evidence-Based Management Library Guide: Referencing

Help from the Library for BUS1036 Evidence-Based Management (EBM)

Citation handbook

Download the Handbook of Citation and Related Matters here.

This handbook explains how to reference using the UCT Harvard style.

Referencing help

Mail the librarian for economics, Maureen Chiware (, if you need any referencing help. You can also ask any librarian to help you reference correctly, or you can go to the Writing Centre, where the consultants can assist you.

This book can help you reference correctly.

Introduction to referencing

About plagiarism

When you use someone's idea without acknowledging them, you are committing plagiarism. This happens when you use someone else's words exactly as they have without referencing the quote correctly, or if you paraphrase an idea without giving the original author credit for it.

Plagiarism is serious. If you plagiarise you could get zero for your essay, fail the course, go to university court or get kicked out of varsity effectively ruining your academic career. You can avoid plagiarism by referencing correctly.

The following document gives more information on plagiarism. It explains UCT's plagiarism policy, and fully explains how to avoid it.