Website not available

The website is available only if JavaScript is enabled and if it is supported by a modern browser.

Tested browsers:

Università della Svizzera italiana Biblioteca universitaria di Lugano

Biblioteca universitaria di Lugano



Guide to citing references

 

Any project, thesis or dissertation largely relies on information taken from other works. You can draw upon a multiplicity of sources when writing a text, such as books, articles, statistics, websites, etc. You may quote from a source, by reporting the original author’s exact words; you may paraphrase, by putting a passage from a text into your own words, or you may discuss ideas developed by other authors.

In any of these cases it is essential that you acknowledge your sources in order to:

  • respect intellectual property and avoid plagiarism,
  • enable readers to find the sources you cited,
  • document the range of your research.

This guide provides you with the basics on how to cite sources (printed and electronic) in the body of your text and how to list references at the end of your work.

 

APA style (author-date system)

Preferred in the social sciences

Read online (Italian only)

 

Chicago style (author-date system)

Preferred in the social sciences

Read online

 

Chicago style (documentary-note system)

Preferred in the arts and humanities

Read online

 

 

 

 

APA style: June 2014 edition
Chicago style: June 2014 edition