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Music Guide: Referencing

What is referencing?

 It is an act practiced in academic writing of acknowledging ones sources of information used in writing papers, conference papers, books, theses and dissertations or even in writing songs. Plagiarism is failing to acknowledge other people's ideas, writing them as if they are your own. For more information on plagiarism visit :


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 schools obtain through subscription. For more detailed information visit :TURNITIN MANUAL

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Referencing guides: Harvard style

The Harvard citation style (Harvard guide: Print sources and Harvard guide: Electonic sources) is the preferred referencing style for many disciplines of study at the University. It is an author-date referencing style. The Harvard citation style can vary in minor features such as punctuation, capitalisation, abbreviations, and the use of italics.

Citing References (Multi reference styles)



UKZN has a license to the Endnote software. This programme is loaded in all lans and can also be downloaded from the UKZN software library onto private laptops and computers. Endnote allows you to create your own library of references as well as create a bibliography in a range of styles. Whilst writing a Word document it is possible to create the intext references and at the same time create the bibliography. Endnote X7 is the latest version. There are tutorials and useful 'frequently asked questions' on the Endnote site:

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