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Reference Management

You can save a lot of time using a reference management tool. Once you have some references in your reference library, they're easily placed in articles or power points, and the list of references will generate automatically. References can be downloaded from research article - or bibliographic databases, or manually created by the user.

SDU have brought licence to the software program EndNote for employees and students to use. For installation please follow one of these guides:

If you need help, you can sign up for one of SDU Library courses or you can contact the EndNote Support by mail.

If you want to know more about EndNote here and now, you can visit EndNote's official training guide.

There are other reference management tools, e.g. Zotero og Mendeley, whose basic versions you can download for free from the Internet. The University Library only offer general support for these tools.

When writing academia, one have to live up to certain demands about citing and refering to the sources correctly. There are many standards to choose from: Vancouver, APA, MLA are just a few. Every field of study has it's preferences - and there is often an organisation behind the specific style. If you need help for a specific style, you can find many guides and tutorials online, but it is always adviceable to go to the official source. Below you can see which styles are connected to the different fields of study, and you can find links to the University Library reference resources.

Reference styles

AMA / JAMA Medicine, HEALTH American Medical Association AMA Manual of Style E-book Numerical1
APA 6th*

*7th is published, but not officially in use at SDU yet.
Interdisc. HUM+ SOC.SC. +HEALTH, Psychology, Education, Communication and Cultural studies. American Psychological Association Publication manual of the American Psychological Association 6th

APA Style 6th, blog

APA Guiden
Book, order via Summon


SDUB's guide about APA 6th in Danish
CBE Biology Council of Biology Editors Style Manual Committee Scientific style and format: The CBE manual for authors, editors, and publishers Book, order via Summon Numerical(1) or Author/Year
CBPA SCIENCE Comparative Biochemistry & Physiology Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology

[Comp Biochem Phys-part A]
Guideline for authors Webside Author/Year
History, Law, Philosophy, American Studies University of Chicago Chicago Manual of Style E-book Author/Year or Footnotes
Harvard TECH, Interdisc. SOC. SC.+HEALTH, Business. Harvard follows standard DS/ISO 690. DS/ISO 690:2010 (Eng. ed.)

DS/ISO 690:2013 (Danish ed.)
ISO Standard

Log in by “Adgang via uddannelsessted”, choose SDU.
MLA HUM, Classical studies, Literature, Language. Modern Language Association MLA Handbook

MLA Style Center
Book, order via Summon

NLM HEALTH, Medicine National Library of Medicine Citing Medicine
E-book Numerical(1)
Vancouver HEALTH, Medicine International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Uniform Requirements
for Manuscripts

NB: refers to NLMs Citing Medicine.
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Last Updated 19.08.2021