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Referencing Services

Turnitin

This is a software package licensed by UWI that encourages best practices for using and citing other people’s written material. Turnitin is available via Myelearning and allows both Lecturers and Students to check Students' work for improper citation or potential plagiarism by comparing it against continuously updated databases of web pages (current and archived), student papers, newspapers, magazines, scholarly journals, and books.

 

Endnote

Endnote is a bibliographic management and research software program that is available for use at the Institute. With EndNote you can search databases online, organize references as well as cite references, instantly format and change your bibliography and share your library. In addition, you can attach images, PDFs and other files to citations in your library, making them easier to access.

 

Libguides

These are available through the Campus Library Portal and are librarian created pathfinders to high-quality research. Use Libguides to find information, format research papers and prepare bibliographies. The Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition) (Author-Date Style), Click here to access a handout that provides guidance on the use of the author-date format. The 16th edition offers expanded information on producing electronic publications, including web-based content and e-books

 

Training/Workshops

The Norman Girvan Library will organize training sessions for both staff and students based on their informational needs. There is a high demand for Endnote and The Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition) (Author-Date Style).

 

Instructional Services

Library Orientation and Information Literacy form an integral part of the Library’s services. Library Staff will assist users in navigating information resources, including the use of the online catalogue, searching online journal databases and general search engines on the web. This is all aimed at honing students’ research skills and cultivating lifelong learners.

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