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Cite it right

Instructions for citations with examples can be found in eLUT's thesis template

You can find the information needed for a citation from LUT Primo by clicking on the Citation -button. LUT uses the Harvard citation style, but remember there are different versions of the Harvard style so be consistent in which Harvard style you are using. 

Screengrab of Primo search service's citation help

Referencing explained

Referencing and citing your sources is part of academic writing and good scientific practice. Copyright and good scientific practice give the author the right to be acknowledged for their work when it is used, this acknowledgement is done by referencing. In addition, the references and citations indicate/show to the reader that you have researched your topic and what you base your arguments on. References also show the reader what type of material (books, articles, websites, dissertation etc.) you have used as sources and allows them to evaluate the your text. 

How to read a reference? 

Article reference 

Author(s). Year of publication. Title of article. Name of journal. Volume (Issue), Page numbers of the article. Cited date of citation. Available at DOI or URL

Book reference 
Author(s) or editor(s). Year of publication. Title. Edition if more than one. Place of publication: Publisher. 

Article or chapter in an edited ebook / e-compilation
Author(s). Year of publication. Title of article or chapter. In Editor(s) of compilation. Title of compilation. Edition if more than one. Place of publication: Publisher. Possible series entry. Pages of the article or chapter. Cited date of citation. Available at DOI or URL