Citing sources - how to create literature references
Academic writing means that you must be able to present your own findings, but also to know and reflect upon earlier research.
Help with citing sources
Here you find information about citing sources according to the most commonly used referencing styles.
The library does not provide proofreading of references, but we can guide you through the available information.
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By referring to earlier research, the author will strengthen his or her own argumentation and credibility. However, it is of utmost importance that everything that is not the author's own thoughts, conclusions or opinions is cited correctly with information about the original source. Failing to cite one's sources, or to use others' words, pictures, tables and diagrams, means that you will be guilty of plagiarism.
In order for the reader to be able to easily check the information the author claims, it is therefore very important to be thorough and consistent when citing sources. There are various citing styles available, and which one to choose is usually decided by the school, department or tutor.
Manage references with EndNote
Students at JU can access EndNote, a citation management software for collecting and organizing references.
EndNote is available as both online and desktop versions. You use the online version in a web browser while the desktop version is tied to your computer. The advantage of the online version is that you can access your references on any computer and share the references with classmates. Follow our EndNote Online guide to create an account and get started.
The desktop version has features that can be useful if you study at an advanced level and handle a large amount of references. To get access to EndNote desktop, please contact IT. You can then follow the guide for EndNote 20 (desktop).