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.
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:
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 (external link) - free tool for managing references in body text and lists
- Zotero (external link) - free tool for managing references in body text and lists
- Refero (external link) 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.
- Ouriginal (external link) is a system that the University uses to prevent and detect plagiarism. The Plagiarism Handbook (pdf, external link) has been produced to help students.