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Three referencing styles are used most frequently at The University of the South Pacific: 

  • APA is usually used in psychology and social science courses.
  • MLA is usually used in literature classes.
  • Harvard Style is not tied to a particular discipline.

Check your assignment or ask your professor which referencing style to use for your class.

See the following guides for citation formats and examples:


EndNote X7 Help

Endnote is a reference management software. You can get it by going to the ITS helpdesk, 1st floor, Building A in the ICT building and putting in a request. All staff/students can use Endnote. 

View this guide for information on using Endnote and instructions:



Reference books on Writing Research Papers

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Avoiding plagiarism : write better papers in APA, Chicago, and Harvard citation styles - Ken K. Wong
Call Number: PN 167 .W66 2011
Publication Date: 2011
Covers APA, Chicago and Harvard styles. In library use only.

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Writing the Research Paper : a handbook - Anthony C. Winkler; Jo Ray McCuen-Metherell
Call Number: REF LB 2369 .W55 2012
Publication Date: 2011
Covers APA, MLA and Chicago styles. In library use only.


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