Library - Citing


Whenever you quote (even when you don’t quote directly) or base your ideas on another person’s work, you must document the source you used and give the author(s) proper credit. Citations allows readers to locate the sources you consulted and provide evidence for your arguments.

Your Citation Style

Different disciplines use different citation styles. Here are the 2 most commonly used styles.

  1. American Psychological Association
    Frequently used in the sciences and social sciences. Consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

    APA Quick Citation Guide (English)

    APA Citing Sources Guideline (pdf) (Englisch)
    APA richtlijnen bronvermelding (pdf) (Dutch)

    (Sources: PennState & Tilburg University)
  2. Harvard Style
    This style is widely used in cconomics. There are several variants. The guidelines for the Harvard Style have been published by several institutions such as the British Standards Institutions, the Australian Government Publishing Service (AGPS), and the University of Chicago Press. However, an official style guide does not exist.

    Harvard (English)

    (Source: Anglia Ruskin University)

At our institute EndNote (reference management software) is used to manage all the publications you have used.

More about citing

Referencing: a Library Guide
This Libguide on referencing, also called citing, offers you information about why this concerns you, what are reference styles and which ones we use at Breda University of Applied Sciences, what are the most common reference management programs? and how you can get support.