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      Referencing

      It is important that you explain where you have obtained the information you use in your own texts. There are various different reference management styles for citing your sources, such as APA and Vancouver.

      APA

      The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is available on the course literature shelves in the library. For more information about APA, see the APA web site APA Style and APA Style Blog.

      Harvard

      There are several versions of the Harvard system, with APA being one of the more established variants. If you will be using Harvard but do not have any specific instructions, there are many online guides, including:

      Vancouver

      There are several online guides for referencing in accordance with Vancouver, including:

      Creating references in databases

      Many databases and search services include support for creating references. If you decide to use such a service, remember that it is important to check this type of reference against the original documents (full text), and if necessary adjust the details to ensure that they follow the appropriate reference style (APA, Harvard, etc.).

      Reference management tools

      • EndNote - tool for managing references in body text and lists, available to the University’s students (online) and staff (online and desktop)
      • Mendeley - free tool for managing references in body text and lists
      • Zotero - free tool for managing references in body text and lists

      Avoiding plagiarism

      • Refero is a web-based guide that helps you to understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it. It has been produced by the libraries at Blekinge Institute of Technology and Linnaeus University.
      • URKUND is a system that the University uses to prevent and detect plagiarism. The Plagiarism Handbook (external link) has been produced to help students.

      Library opening hours and contact

      Changed opening hours from the 6th of November

      Mon–Fre
      10:00–17:00
      Saturday
      Closed
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      From the 6th of November

      Regular opening hours

      Mon–Thur
      08:00-20:00
      Friday
      08:00-17:00
      Saturday
      10:00-16:00
      Published: 2/5/2020
      Edited: 7/21/2020
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