Help with Source Referencing
Every scientific text (including your paper or thesis) builds on the knowledge and findings of other researchers. That is why you should always mention the sources you have used in your work.
Why is it important to mention the source?
- You give the author you cite the honor he or she deserves.
- You make it possible for others to check your text. The reader can see which ideas are your own and which you have adopted from others.
- You make it possible for the reader to trace your sources.
The exception to this rule is common knowledge. For example, "William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564" or "Alcohol consumption causes changes in behavior".
More on source referencing
Quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing
Independent study and tips for referencing sources
Tip: use a reference manager
Do you need help from a collection specialist?
- Fill in the Collection specialist form. You will receive an answer by e-mail or the collection specialist will contact you to make an appointment.
- You can also ask the information desk of the library to refer you.