- Structure and Form of Theses
- Headings and Numbering
- Style and Punctuation
- Extra Linguistic Material
- Production of the Thesis
- Editing and Revising
- Laws and Regulation
THE FOLLOWING EXAMPLES ARE INCLUDED:
- Title Page
- Contents Pages
- List of Figures
- List of Symbols
- Page Layout
Cite them right.
Section A provides an overview of what referencing is and how to avoid plagiarism.
Sections B and C introduce the conventions for citing information sources in your writing and in the reference list or bibliography that you are expected to provide at the end of each piece of work.
Section D is a comprehensive list of sources of information with examples of how to cite these in the text of your work and in a reference list or bibliography. You are not expected to read Cite them right from cover to cover. Use the contents and index pages to identify where in the book you will find advice on referencing each type of source.
Most of the examples in Cite them right are given in an author-date referencing style commonly known as Harvard style.
The library offers hands-on classes on Zotero. It is a free, open-source, and easy-to-use citation and bibliography management program that lets you capture reference data from online journals, web pages, online catalogue searches, and many other sources. It allows you to cite while you write and export bibliographies in many citation formats. It functions primarily as an add-on for the Firefox Internet browser, and you can add plugins to access your references from MS Word or Open Office.
Upcoming workshops for Zotero will be announced.
Among the lists, we would like to highlight the DHET list. Form this year, 2019, and as with all journals appearing in international indices, the DHET list will no longer contain journals appearing in SCIELO SA. As an approved index for purposes of research subsidy claims by the DHET, and among Scopus, ISI, IBSS and the Norwegian List, journals whose seat of publication is in South Africa will be removed from the DHET List if and when they appear in SCIELO-SA. This will be in line with all other South African journals appearing in other international indices that are approved by the DHET. That means, the affected journal will have to undergo and comply with the conditions; quality checks and, generally, stipulated publishing policy of the index of the listed journal.
The Department of Education defines an accredited/approved journal as follows:
Journals refer to peer-reviewed periodical publications devoted to disseminating original research and new developments within specific disciplines, sub-disciplines or field of study. These include original articles, research letters, research papers, and review articles. However, only approved journals are subsidised.
For your convenience we include a SEARCH ENGINE FOR ACCREDITED JOURNALS where ALL the accredited journal lists can be searched simultaneously. ~ (Courtesy of Corrie Breitenbach and Elize van Eldik, North-West University Library)
Giving credit to the original author by citing sources is the only way to use other people's work without plagiarizing. But there are a number of other reasons to cite sources:
For more information, go to the library's Electronic Theses and Dissertations webpage.