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Dental Technology: Referencing & Writing

Help with Writing


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

  • Study Guides
  • Tip sheets
  • Online Tutorials
  • Workshops

Avoiding plagiarism

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

What is a citation style?

Referencing (and citing) refers to the method by which authors give credit to their sources of research information.

The citation style commonly used within Oral Health is APA 6th.  However, if you are unsure which citation style to use, read your Course Outline, or ask your lecturer or tutor.

Managing Your References

Reference Management software helps you store, organise, and correctly cite all your research information with incredible ease. 

Check out the Managing Your References guide which gives more detail on different reference management tools and citation styles.