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Plagiarism, Citation and Referencing Styles: Definitions/Types

A one-stop portal for resources on plagiarism, citation and referencing. You will find examples, tutorials, articles and a host of other useful information on these topics.

Welcome note

Welcome to this LibGuide on Plagiarism, Citation and Referencing Styles. 


  • Definitions/Types of Plagiarism
  • Wits Plagiarism Policy
  • Turnitin at Wits
  • How to Avoid Plagiarism
  • Academic Integrity/Ethics
  • Academic Misconduct
  • Plagiarism Detection
  • Plagiarism Tutorials
  • Copyright vs. Plagiarism
  • Referencing Styles/Guidelines; Tutorials and Online Reference Managers.
  • The Research Process
  • Resources/Articles/Research Councils
  • Legislation pertaining to writing and research
  • Wits Library Services

Click on relevant Tabs (or sub-tabs) to find the topic you need.  If you have any queries, please contact Denise Nicholson (see profile information on the left). 

Please note that many of the resources provided are copyright-protected.  Copyright compliance is required when using material from this Libguide.