Quoting sources

The sources you use in your text must be quoted correctly. At the HU, sources must be quoted according to APA guidelines.

APA referencing

In your research and with every paper you write for your bachelor’s or master’s degree, you consult information sources.
In your text you have to refer correctly to the sources you use to support your findings.

As an aid in correct citation and paraphrasing, the American Psychological Association published rules on how references should be made.


The APA guidelines are used at the HU and many other universities, colleges and other institutions.
Some brief examples:

APA-reference book


APA-reference article


Apa-reference ebook


Apa-reference webpage


APA in MS Office Word

Working in Word and want to quote your sources correctly? Word offers you the option to do this automatically.

Reference tools

Reference tools help you organize and save your articles. You can use one of the large reference tools RefWorks, RefWorks legacy (older RefWorks version), Mendeley or Zotero.

RefWorks is licensed by the HU. Mendeley en Zotero are free and not supported by the HU.


You create your own online bibliography by importing bibliographic data from catalogs and databases. It is also possible to share your references online with other RefWorks users.

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