When writing texts and using other people’s thoughts and ideas from books, articles and websites, you must reference them in order for the reader to be able to find the original. There are many different rules for how to do this. On this page we provide general tips on how to make proper references and we also direct you to sites with more information.
In the majority of our databases it is possible to create a reference in the most common styles (Harvard, Oxford etc.). This is an easy way if you want to reference a book or article. Check for links such as export or cite.
Search for the book you want to reference and click on the title. Under the information on the book you will find the button “Create reference”.
Click on the title of the book or article. Select the tool “Cite” that appears on the right side of the page. Here you can select the style and copy the reference.
For some references in Libsearch, the author information is written incorrectly when you create a reference, so check that it is correct. Are all names included? Are the names correct? This applies in particular to the library’s books and the database Swepub.
If you are writing multiple texts or longer texts, you can use programs to gather your references. The programs can be linked to Office Word, for example, so that you can insert the references in your text.