Citation and references


The correct citation of sources and literature is an integral part of a literature study. The scientific community has strict rules for source citation. These rules differ for each discipline and have been incorporated into different citation styles. As a researcher, you will need to follow the rules that have been prescribed by the publisher or editor.

Some of the more common citation styles are: 

Source citation

Reference management programs simplify the process of managing references and citing literature. They provide full-text linking and search capabilities and can format citations in many different citation styles.

You can make free use of the following software on campus: 

Help with citation

Do you have a question about how to use citations correctly? Then contact your faculty's Library Information Point.

Library Information Points


The University Library organises workshops to help you use citations correctly. Check the schedule to see which workshops take place and when you can attend them.

Workshop schedule


The University Library staff members can answer your questions.

Ask Your Librarian

Or drop in and see the staff at your faculty’s Library Information Point.