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Reference software tools    

  • Mendeley Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network. Make your own fully-searchable library in seconds, cite as you write, and read and annotate your PDFs on any device.
  • Zotero Research Tool for capturing citation info, store web info, take notes, organize research, search, export citations etc.
  • CiteULike citeulike is a free service for managing and discovering scholarly references

Research networks

  • ResearchGate - ResearchGate is a network dedicated to science and research. Connect, collaborate and discover scientific publications, and conferences. All for free.

Online Surveys / Questionnaires     

  • Survey Monkey Can be used for simple polls and In-depth research. Create any type of survey—from simple to sophisticated—with our powerful and easy-to-use survey builder.

Data Analyzing / Statistical Software     

  • Lertap Lertap is a software system used to process and analyze data collected from quizzes, exams, tests, and surveys. Lertap is an acronym for the Laboratory of Educational Research Test Analysis Package.  It dates way back to 1973. Lertap 5, the latest "genre", works with Microsoft's spreadsheet program, "Excel".

Thesaurus Software     

  • WordWeb Has a full dictionary and thesaurus for American, British, Canadian, Australian, Indian, and global English.Hundreds of thousands of definitions and synonyms. Updated with the latest international English words and Works offline, or reference to Wikipedia and web references.

Document Preparation     

  • LaTex LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system; it includes features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation. LaTeX is the de facto standard for the communication and publication of scientific documents. LaTeX is available as free software.





The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) sets specific criteria for subsidisation qualification. Accredited journals are recognised research outputs which meet these set criteria. In order for researchers to receive recognition for written articles, they should select journals accredited from one of the lists below (official lists from the DHET):


> ISI (2016)

> IBSS (2016)

> DHET List of Approved South African Journals (2016)


> Find the perfect journal for your article (Elsevier)

> Find the perfect journal for your article (Springer)

Please remember to check the name of the journal (including open access) you want to publish in against the list of accredited journals provided by the DHET


According to the Merriam Webster online dictionary, plagiarism is the act of using another person's words or ideas without giving credit to that person. To plagiarise is:

  • to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own
  • to use (another's production) without crediting the source
  • to commit literary theft: present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source Plagiarism is an act of fraud involving the theft of someone else's work and lying about it.


(source: http://www.library.up.ac.za/plagiarism/index.htm )

  • Verbatim Material - is copied word for word with no acknowledgement to the source of the text.
  • Straight plagiarism - Changes capitalisation or sentence structure. A word may be added or deleted. Citation is inadequate or the author is not cited at all.
  • Patch writing - Copying a few sentences from different sources
  • Collusion - Using another student's [researcher's] work with their permission
  • Ghost writing - Work written by someone else is presented as own 8. Make up referencing False details about the source or author

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