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Oral Health: 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 to make an appointment with a Learning Adviser.

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

Referencing and citing refers to the method by which authors give credit to their sources of research information. A citation style is a standardized way of citing materials used in your research that will help you to avoid plagiarism.

The citation style commonly used within Oral Health is APA.  However if you are unsure which citation style to use, read your Course Outline, or ask your lecturer or tutor.

Options for Managing References

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