Search and writing assistance

Students with computers in the library.Here you can find information which is particularly useful for students who want general support with their academic studies. On the library website there is more information about other services and support offered by the library.

Referencing guides

There are many ways to write references. Here you will find guides to the referencing systems Harvard, Oxford and APA, and others. Ask your teacher if you are unsure what to use in your course.

Harvard

The Harvard System uses parentheses in the text and is widely used at Södertörn University.

  • Referenser enligt Harvardsystemet
    A short introduction (in Swedish) to references and a guide to the most common Harvard references. From Södertörn University Library. Version 2.1, 2016.
  • Harvard System
    A comprehensive guide (in English) to references according to the Harvard System. From the library at Anglia Ruskin University.

APA

The APA (American Psychological Association) System uses parentheses in the text and is a variant of the Harvard System. Used at the Swedish Red Cross University College.

Oxford

The Oxford System uses footnotes, usually at the bottom of the page or at the end of the document.

  • Referenser enligt Oxfordsystemet
    A short introduction (in Swedish) to references and a guide to the most common Oxford references. From Södertörn University Library. Version 1, 2017.
  • Oxford referencing style: Introduction
    A comprehensive guide (in English) to the Oxford System. Also available as pdf. From the library at The University of Western Australa.

More guides

How to cite...
Guides to MLA, Chicago and others. From the library at Concordia University.

Reference guide for Vancouver
A guide to the Vancouver system. From the library at Karolinska Institutet.