Referencing is a practice of acknowledging other peoples works, ideas, sources used in a paper, assignment, report and conference papers in academic writing.
A referencing style refers to the way in which bibliographic details are set out in a document and in a bibliography There is no universal style and each discipline has its own preference. Click on this Info Studs link for the department's referencing style guidelines.
UKZN subscribes to the desktop version of the bibliographic management package called EndNote. This package allows you to create and manage a library of references. EndNote contains many different referencing styles. EndNote can be used to create in text referencing in a Word document and create a bibliography.
Endnote X9 is now available from the software repository. A commercial user guide is available.
Turnitin 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.
You register as a student at www.turnitin.com. However you will need to have a class ID and password from your supervisor to enter when you are registering. Athol Leach can advise you.