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 offers 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

ABBREVIATION FIELD INSTITUTION TITLE FORMAT TYPE
ACS Chemistry American Chemical Society ACS Style Guide E-book Numerical1,
Numerical(1) or Name/year
AMA/JAMA Medicine
HEALTH
American Medical Association AMA Manual of Style E-book Numerical1
APA 6th*
*
7th is published but is not yet used at SDU.
Psychology,
Int. dic. HUM + SOC.SCIENCE + HEALTH
American Psychological Association Publication manual of the American Psychological Association 6th Book, order in Library Catalogue Name/year
APA Style 6th, blog Blog
CBE Biology Council of Biology Editors Style Manual Committee CBE Style Manual Book, order in Library Catalogue Numerical(1) or Name/year
Chicago/
Turabian
History
Law
University of Chicago Chicago Manual of Style E-book Name/year
(footnote)
Harvard Business
Int. dic. SOC. SCIENCE + TECH
Harvard has no officiel institution.
Harvard follows the standard DS/ISO 690:2010 w. rules for order and content. Variations in layout are accepted, as long as they are consistent. 
Eks: Complete guide to referencing and avoiding Plagiarism, kap. 6.

DS/ISO 690:2010
E-book

The standard can be requested at SDUB.
Name/year
MLA HUMANITIES
Litterature
Language
Modern Language Association MLA Handbook Book, order in Library Catalogue Name/year
MLA Style Center Webpage
NLM Medicine
HEALTH
National Library of Medicine Citing Medicine E-book Numerical(1)
SSF TECH
SCIENCE
Council of Science Editors Scientific Style and Format E-book Numerical(1) or Name/year
Vancouver
Medicine
HEALTH
International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Webpage Numerical(1)