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Religious Studies and Theology: Referencing

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Referencing in Religious Studies and Theology

Referencing indicates the  sources  used in a document and gives credit to the original authors.

Religious Studies and Theology uses the Harvard  Reference Style (author/date).


Please find the UKZN library guide below.

Why and how should I cite?

Click on the link below for a PowerPoint presentation on Harvard referencing; why we should do it and examples of how it is done.


EndNote is an electronic 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. Full text documents, figures, tables etc can be added to the references as attachments.



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 is obtained through a subscription.


Plagiarism: Students, particularly those in college, are expected to adhere to rigorous codes of conduct that stress academic integrity, including prohibitions against plagiarism. Steering clear of plagiarism, however, can be more difficult than it seems and the consequences can be severe. Fortunately, it’s a problem educators are devoting quite a bit of energy to, and there are new resources available to help students avoid the pitfalls of plagiarism. Read on to learn about practical preventative measures.

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