UCT Libraries remains closed and continues as a comprehensive Virtual Library Service due to the continued lockdown status of UCT and completion of the 2020 academic year using remote teaching. With a few exceptions identified in support of the UCT Return to Research Plan, the physical reopening of UCT Libraries will now coincide on the academic calendar with the resumption of contact teaching and learning.
The acknowledgement of other writers’ words or creations through citing and referencing is an important characteristic of academic writing.
What is Referencing?
Citing is the practice of quoting from, or referring to, other writers’ works and ideas in the text of your work. Referencing is the listing of the full details of the publications that you have cited so that the reader can find the original sources.
Reference management tools are used to store and organise references.
The University of Cape Town subscribes to both EndNote and RefWorks, reference management tools used to store and organise references. UCT staff and students can access EndNote and RefWorks on campus and off-campus. UCT Libraries provides support to EndNote and RefWorks only.
EndNote is a reference management software used to keep all your references and reference-related materials in a searchable personal library.
First contact your subject librarian for an access code and include your student or staff email address to the request. When on campus, you can sign up immediately. When you are off-campus, you will be expected to enter the access code.