When you write academic text, you must cite and refer to your sources correctly. This applies regardless of whether you are writing an essay or other scholarly texts.
Reference management software
To facilitate your reference management, there are several programs you can use. As a student or employee at Lund University, you can benefit from the collective licenses for EndNote and RefWorks.
You can also use a free program, such as Zotero or Mendeley.
There are several different systems for how to manage references and citations. When writing academic texts, it is important to follow the tradition which applies to the subject in question.
LUSEM’s policy is that all students (apart from Law) are to use LUSEM’s Harvard Referencing Style. These guidelines can be found on the Teaching and Learning platform: lusem.lu.se/asks
You can download LUSEM’s Harvard Referencing Style to use in the reference management software program EndNote. You can also find LUSEM’s Harvard Referencing Style in the free programmes Zotero and Mendeley - search for Lund University School of Economics and Management.
- Contact ASKS (the Academic Skills Services) to find out more about LUSEM's Harvard Referencing Style
- LUSEM´s Harvard Referencing Style Guide, 2nd edition (pdf)
- Download the Endnote Style for LUSEM
You can find more information and manuals on the different styles in the library subject guide about referencing.
The department of Business Law
The department of Business Law recommends the Oxford style - The Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA)
- The OSCOLA Guidelines (pdf)
Go to ASKs on Canvas to read more about Referencing for Law Business Law Students:
Enrol to ASKs on Canvas here.
Click on LUSEM's Harvard Referencing Style Guide and then For Law Students.