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Library Guide

Well trained and dedicated library staff is always on hand to provide the users with tailor-made services including among others, orientation for new users, reference service, inter-library loan service, and training on information literacy skills. This ensures that the user’s BIUST library experience contributes to lifelong learning.


Why is citing important?

When referring to other people’s work in ones writing, correct citations should be included to:


  • Avoid committing plagiarism,
  • Avoid breaking copyright law, and
  • Allow readers to find and read one’s sources of information.

Choosing a Referencing Style

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About the Library

When selecting a referencing style it is prudent to use the referencing style recommended by lecturer for ones  assignment. If they have not specified style APA 6th is recommended,  widely used style.

How to use a Referencing Style

Reference Management Software


If you are writing a longer assignment or thesis, you should consider using reference management software applications which are available through the following links:

Please contact your Subject Librarian for further details

You can also search our knowledge base from the following points: