REFERENCING SIMPLIFIED IN HEALTH SCIENCES

REFERENCING SIMPLIFIED IN HEALTH SCIENCES

Staff and postgraduate students who recently attended a workshop offered by the College of Health Sciences’ Women in Leadership and Leverage (WILL) Committee said they were more confident about managing references and create bibliographies after being guided through a step-by-step process on the use of the academic software programme, EndNote.

The workshop was conducted by UKZN’s academic computing consultant, Mr Hilary Reynolds, who explained that the programme enabled academics to move easily through the research process with flexible tools for searching, organising and sharing the research, creating a bibliography and writing the papers.

While postgraduate students benefited from the session’s tips on formulating a thesis, the workshop also equipped participants on citing and referencing appropriately in academic writing.

Dr Margaret Matthews, Clinical Skills Co-ordinator for Undergraduate Education in the MBChB programme and a participant at the workshop, said such workshops were vital for anybody involved with postgraduate work. She said the workshop made the software “user-friendly” and it was ideal for both young and seasoned researchers.

EndNote is available as a referencing tool under UKZN Libraries and users may download the software from the ICT software library :http://ics.ukzn.ac.za/softwaredownloads.aspx


author email : Memelal@ukzn.ac.za