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 Direct quotations, facts and figures, tables and images, from published as well as unpublished works need to be referenced, as do ideas and theories that originate elsewhere.

There are different referencing styles. Please consult your lecturer. Below are some style guides produced by UKZN Library.

APA style

American Psychological Association (APA) style is an academic format specified in The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, a style guide that offers academic authors guidance on various subjects for the submission of papers to the publications of APA.

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


UKZN has a license for the desktop version of EndNote which can be downloaded from the software library. EndNote is a bibliographic package for creating a library of references and using those references to create bibliographies and reference within Word documents. A range of referencing styles is provided by EndNote.

EndNote Video


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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