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This page contains links on:
  • Funding
  • Aspects of thesis writing    
  • Information resources and off campus access to resources     
  • Bibliographic management packages     
  • Statistical packages     
  • Plagiarism and referencing styles      
  • Library requirements for electronic copies of theses 



Click on the UKZN research handbook  for information about funding. Also consult your supervisor. 


Aspects of thesis writing:

Some online journals on research:


Information sources and off-campus access to resources:

The Library subscribes to a wide range of print and electronic resources which can be identified via the Library’s website. Please make an appointment with a subject librarian for assistance with any aspect of your research: contact list

From off-campus you may access electronic resources in two ways: by ‘signing in’ on Primo on the Library’s website or choosing the off-campus option listed under the Electronic Resources tab on the Library's website. 


Bibliographic management packages

Two bibliographic management packages are supported by the University: Endnote, a downloadable product for office and home pc’s, is supported by ICT. To download the software and obtain the user tutorial, click here. Refworks, an online product, is subscribed to by the University library and is accessible from the databases list on the Library’s website. Open source software such as Zotero is available via the World Wide Web. 


Statistical packages

The University subscribes to the packages SPSS and Nvivo. These can be downloaded from the software library. From the left hand side of the software library page click on the + sign next to Academic software to select the required options.


Plagiarism and referencing styles

Non-plagiarism is part of the University’s ethics, Click on University’s research ethics policy.

What is plagiarism?  The University subscribes to the anti-plagiarism software Turnitin. Go to to register. Consult any of ICTs student help desks for more information.

The Library has produced a number of referencing style guides reflecting various styles such as MLA, APA, Harvard (Author-Date). these are available from the Library’s website. Click on Guides to access these.



Electronic copies of theses

The University requires that all postgraduates submit one print copy and one electronic copy – preferably a pdf on CD – of their thesis to the Higher Degrees office for the Library. The Library maintains ResearchSpace, the repository of all UKZN digital theses.


July 2010