Formatting and reference guides

Here you can find Hanken's document templates and information about reference and formatting guides. Document templates are also found here.

Formatting guide

Hanken will drop the use of the document templates in favor of a formatting guide.

The guide will give you the freedom to use whatever word programs you want without the technical difficulties and inflexibilities of the document templates. The formatting guide will have instructions over how to put your dissertations and other academic assignments in Hanken standard format. The guide will also help you to use specific functions of word programs.

Document templates are still available down on the page.

Reference guides

See Libguide Search and Cite for information about referencing

You can find down on the page in Referencing Tools links to Harvard, APA and Oxford reference guides and information about the reference manager program RefWorks. There are also instructions on how to recognize and avoid plagiarism

In autumn 2020 we are organizing online workshops in Teams about referencing and information retrieval, please feel free to join!

Workshop descriptions, timings and links for joining

Which referencing style should I use?

The Harvard style (and APA) are the most commonly used referencing styles at Hanken, but at some departments the Oxford style is preferred. Whether unsure, ask your teacher or supervisor which style you should use. The guides and tutorials on this page will help you to get the references right.

By using a reference management software, you can create your own database and get the list of references as output. Hanken's library supports the use of RefWorks.

If you need help with referencing or RefWorks, please contact the library!


Common citation styles University Library, The University of Melbourne
Harvard system Anglia Ruskin University
The Harvard system of referencing De Montfort University

APA-style American Psychological Association

Oxford system Oxford University

Reference Management Software


You can find RefWorks in Hanna and start using it by creating an account with your Hanken e-mail address.
RefWorks tutorials


Hanken's action plan against academic dishonesty

Avoid plagiarism - test your referencing skills by using the tutorials below.

Refero - an anti-plagiarism tutorial Blekinge Institute of Technology Library
You quote it, you note it! Acadia University, Vaughan Memorial Library
Stop plagiarism The University of Southern Denmark

Before starting you should make sure that you have Word 2016 installed on your computer. As a Hanken student you can download the program for free. Follow the instructions for downloading the program from Office 365.

Templates for Windows 10 and MAC (Word 2016)

Please observe that the template is the same for Windows and Mac but the instructions are different!

Term papers






Templates other versions of Word and Windows

Term papers








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