An important characteristic of academic writing is the acknowledgement of other writers’ words or creations through citing and referencing all sources of information used. 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. Citing and referencing have long been regarded as hallmarks of good academic writing.
The University of Cape Town subscribes to both EndNote and RefWorks, which are reference management tools used to store and organise references. UCT staff and students can access EndNote and RefWorks on campus and off-campus via EZProxy.