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Postgraduate Research in the Health Sciences Library Guide

Library guide for postgraduate students and researchers.


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



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.

Reference Managers

EndNote 21 is available to staff and students of UCT. Click here for downloading instructions and for the UCT Libraries' EndNote 21 libguide



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.

Click here for steps to access RefWorks.