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Visual Art: Referencing

What is Referencing

Referencing is a practice of acknowledging other peoples works, ideas, sources used in a paper, assignment, report and conference papers in academic writing.

Click on Library guides and use the guides under Citing references.

About Plagiarism

Plagiarism: using somene else's ideas as if they were your own is unacceptable and a punishable offence

Click on the link below to get a better understanding

ICS - Information and Communications (Computer) Services at UKZN

ICS offers help with EndNote, SPSS, etc.

Contact ICS:

Howard College, Edgewood and Medical School (031) 260 2481
Pietermaritzburg (033) 260 5635
Westville (031) 260 8131


EndNote is a package for creating and storing a library of references (citations plus abstracts, notes etc) which can then be used in conjunction with the typing of Word documents and creation of bibliographies.

Things to Remember about EndNote:

You need to download EndNote to your pc.

EndNote does not replace the style manual. It makes it easier to follow the manual, but you will still need the manual.

Back up your EndNote Libraries.


RefWorks -- an online research management, writing and collaboration tool -- is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies. You can access RefWorks from the Library website. Electronic Resources. Databases A-Z. Choose RefWorks.


Turnit in is an internet based tool used to check and detect plagiarism in an essay or any kind of academic related document. Its a licensed based software which universities and school obtain through subscription.

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