Formatting and reference guides

Here you can find information about Hanken's referencing and formatting guides.

Formatting guide

Hanken uses the formatting guide when it comes to academic papers and thesis.

The formatting guide, even if it uses Mircosoft Word as its template, does give a general conception on how writing programs work and this skill can be applied to other writing programs. 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.

Reference guides

Hanken reference guide is intended for students writing theses and other written assignments at Hanken. The guide follows the Harvard system for reference technique.

See this Libguide for information about referencing management software.

Down the page under Referencing Tools, you find links to Harvard, APA and Oxford reference guides and information on training sessions in Mendeley. There are also instructions on how to recognize and avoid plagiarism.

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.

Reference Management Software

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 Mendeley. 

If you need help with referencing or Mendeley, join a training session or contact the library

Reference guides

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



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
Stop plagiarism The University of Southern Denmark


Sarah Hagström
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Susanne Holmlund
+358 (0)50 407 3798

MSOffice, formatting

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