Please consult the Science - Copyright, Plagiarism & Referencing LibGuide for information on:
How to prevent Plagiarism?
Detailed reference list:
UJ Harvard Reference Techniques latest 2013 update
Example for Referencing an ARTICLE with 1 author:
Dyers, C. (2008). Language shift or maintenance? Factors determining the use of Afrikaans among some township youth in South Africa. Stellenbosch papers in Linguistics, 38:49-72.
Example for Referencing an ARTICLE with more than 3 authors:
Orom, U. A., Derrien, T., Beringer, M., Gumireddy, K., Gardini, A., Bussotti, G. & Shiekhattar, R. (2010). Long non-coding RNAs with enhancer-like function in human cells. Cell, 143(1):46-58.
Orom, U.A., Derrien, T., Beringer, M. et al. (2010). Long non-coding RNA’s with Enhancer-like function in human cells. Cell, 143(1):46-58
Orom, U.A., Derrien, T., Beringer, M., …Shiekhattar, R. (2010). Long noncoding RNAs with enhancer-like function in human cells. Cell, 143(1):46-58
What is referencing?
It is a way to demonstrate that you have extended your learning.
Two reasons for referencing:
· To let the reader know whose ideas you are using
· To enable your reader to check your information
Reference a journal article:
Authors (Surname and initials followed by comma after each initial e.g. James, J.& Snyman, M.) date. Title of article. Journal Name, volume number, first page number – last page number.
Clatworthy, M. and M.J. Jones. 2001: The effect of thematic structure on the variability of annual report readability. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 14 (3), 311–326.
Note: In text you will refer to it as Clatworthy and Jones (2001)
Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J. A. J., & Lupton R. A. 2000: The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Communications, 163,51-59.
Note: In text you will refer to it as Van der Geer et al., (2000)
Reference journal article online:
Junior, R.M., P.J. Best & J. Cotter. 2013: Sustainability Reporting and Assurance: A Historical Analysis on a World-Wide Phenomenon. Journal of Business Ethics, doi: 10.10007/s10551-031-1637-y.
Reference a book:
(Authors (follow each surname with a comma and full stops after initials (date). Title. (Edition). Place of publication: Publisher. Page numbers / Chapter.
Strunk Jr., W., & White, E. B. 1979: The elements of style (3rd Ed.). New York: Macmillan. Chapter 4.
Cox, C.B. and P.D. Moore. 2010: Biogeography: an ecological and evolutionary approach. New York: Wiley.
Reference a chapter in an edited book:
Mettam, G. R., & Adams, L. B. 1994: How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones, & R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281-304). New York: E-Publishing Inc.
Eccles, R.G., B. Cheng and D. Saltzman. (Eds.). 2010: The Landscape of Integrated Reporting: Reflections and Next Steps. Massachusetts: Harvard Business School.