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Dentistry: Referencing & Writing

Help with Writing

To assist you to develop the writing skills necessary to become a confident and skilled writer, the Student Learning Centre offer the following services:

  • Study Guides
  • Tip sheets
  • Online Tutorials
  • Workshops

    If you are an enrolled student, you are welcome to visit the Student Learning Centre in the south-west corner of the Central Library (ISB) Building to discuss any aspect of your study that is causing concern. You can also telephone 479 5786 or e-mail student-learning-centre@otago.ac.nz to make an appointment with a Learning Adviser.

    If you are an off-campus student, the same service is available to you through e-mail or a toll-free line: 0800 808 098.

    Avoiding plagiarism

    The University of Otago takes plagiarism seriously.  These resources will help you understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it. 

    Citing your references

    A citation style is a standardized way of citing materials used in your research that will help you to avoid plagiarism.  Ask your lecturer if you are unsure which style to use.

    Options for Managing References

    Tips on choosing and using citation styles (also called referencing styles) plus using systems such as EndNote, Zotero and Mendeley.