Plagiarism : using somene else's ideas as if they were your own is unacceptable and a punishable offence
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Referencing is a practice of acknowledging other peoples works, ideas, sources used in a paper, assignment, report and conference papers in academic writing.
Referencing can be done manually as well as electronically. There are several electronic bibliographic management systems available which can assist you with painfree referencing.
EndNote is a popular and powerful tool that can help you manage your research. EndNote is downloadable from the UKZN software library.The library offers training sessions demonstrating and helping students with the creation of an electronic bibliography.
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 will need to register with Turnitin (www.turnitin.com) and also get a code from your lecturer.
EndNote enables you to move seamlessly through your research process with flexible tools for searching, organizing and sharing your research via the creation of an electronic library of references, as well as creating your formatted bibliography and writing your paper. EndNote is dowloadable from the UKZN software library.
The following guide assists you with the operations and functionality of EndNote.