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Library services for Distance students: Writing & Referencing

This is a guide to Library services and resources for Distance students

Citation style

Citation Styles - University of Otago Library's citation styles guide with examples  and resources for a range of commonly used styles

            Some popular styles:

  •  APA from the American Psychological Association
  • Vancouver
  • Harvard

Develop your study & writing skills at the Student Learning Centre

Student Learning Development can help you gear up and take control of your learning in many different ways.

If you’re a distance student, call or email us with your questions and we’ll find the method of communication that’s easiest for you.  
We also have learning advisers based at Otago University’s Christchurch, Wellington and Southland campuses. Please feel free to contact them directly if you’re in Wellington, Christchurch or Southland.

Referencing and citation styles

There are many ways and means to manage your references.



The University of Otago supports Endnote. You can purchase it for $25 for your own computer or use it for free on the Student desktop

To learn more, including tips and video tutorials  look at the Managing your References guide

Referencing and Academic Integrity

Referencing and Academic Integrity

Learn about academic integrity and managing your references with the resources below.