Writing references

When you are writing your thesis or another written task, it is important that you have correct references.

Andreas Palmén

Why should I cite and refer?

  • Academic writing builds to a large extent on previous research conducted within a subject area, and your reasoning and conclusions are usually based on these prior sources
  • If you draw on the ideas and thoughts of another without clearly showing from whence they were taken, it is an act of plagiarism, which is strictly prohibited
  • Academic integrity - i.e. you must give credit where it is due to other authors' work
  • Those who read your text might be interested in learning more about the subject at hand and should be able to easily turn to the sources you have used