UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM
UDSM SCHOOL OF LAW
CITATION AND REFERENCING GUIDELINES
Approved in January 2021
UDSM School of Law Citation and Referencing Guidelines, January 2021
Regulation 14 of the Postgraduate Regulations of 2018 entails the guidance for postgraduate students for purposes of preparation and submission of theses, dissertations and other forms of academic research papers. The guidance concentrates on the formal requirements of such academic writings. Students are required to adhere to the Regulation.
Regulation 14.11 contains specific provisions on referencing. It reads as follows:
14.11.1. All sources cited in the text should be included in the list of references. References should be arranged in alphabetical order at the end of the thesis/dissertation, beginning with author’s name. Departments may differ in the specific referencing styles and candidates are advised to consult their respective Schools, Institutes or college authorities for appropriate referencing styles in their units. Where there is no guidance, the Harvard Style of referencing should be used.
14.11.2. Where a Unit decides to develop its own referencing system, the new format shall be approved by the DVC-Academic.
In line with the provisions above, the University of Dar es Salaam School of Law (UDSoL) has developed these Guidelines to be referred as The University of Dar es Salaam School of Law Citation and Referencing Guidelines. They are meant to guide UDSoL students when writing their assignments, research proposals, advanced papers, graduate essays, dissertations, theses, etc, with a view to ensuring uniformity and consistency in terms of citation and referencing. No other citation and referencing style shall be accepted.
Note: These Guidelines shall apply mutatis mutandis to undergraduate Dissertations.
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