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CEMS Harvard Referencing Style: Reference Management Tools


There are various reference management tools that you can make use of, e.g.

  • RefWorks
  • Mendeley
  • Endnote
  • Zotero
  • Word

The library subscribes to RefWorks and a light version of Endnote, while Mendeley and Zotero are free software tools.

Only RefWorks has the official CEMS Harvard referencing style guide template that will populate your references according to the required style. It is therefore advisable to use RefWorks if you have to generate your in-text citations and list of references in this style. Duplicate the templates shown under each tab to create an exact reference for each reference type.

Both RefWorks and Mendeley have the APA 7th edition referencing style.

Make use of the videos on how to use RefWorks optimally -

Create Account - Step 1

Go to and click on Create account at the bottom of the screen.

Create Account - Step 3

Activate your RefWorks account by clicking on the link that RefWorks sends you.

Reference Management Library Guide

Create Account - Step 2

Type in your myLife or Unisa email and then create your own password (at least 6 characters using only letters and numbers)

Create Account - Step 4

The following screen will open. Click on 'Agree and Proceed'

Create Account - Step 5

Complete your profile and choose Business, Management or Psychology depending on your subject area. This is used for statistical purposes only.

You will now have access to your personal account on RefWorks