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Obstetrics and Gynaecology: 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. Direct quotations, facts and figures, tables and images, from published as well as unpublished works need to be referenced, as do ideas and theories that originate elsewhere

APA Style guide produced by UKZN Library for the 6th edition


UKZN subscribes to the desktop version of the bibliographic management package called EndNote. This programme allows you to create a library, manage and use a library of references in a variety of ways in a variety of styles. The libarary can be used to add citations to Word documents and create formatted bibliographies.

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Turnitin is an internet based tool used to check and detect plagiarism in an essay or any kind of academic related document. It is licensed based software which universities and schools obtain through subscription. Go to to register.


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