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Academic writing

For academic writing please see the libguides for Swedish or English.

Guides and instructions

More info on formatting, referencing tools and document templates on the library's web

Book an appointment with the library staff if you need help with formatting or MS Word in general.

Keep your references organized

A reference management tool is design to help you gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies. You can save all your references from different databases in one place!

Have a look at the Reference Management Software Libguide to get started:

Recorded lectures

Recorded lectures from Write Night at Hanken, Nov. 10 2020

Library's short courses and individual guidance

We organize short courses in information retrieval and reference management. These courses are recommended for students who are starting to write their thesis (Bachelor's or Master's) but can be taken at any point during the studies.

Search help (more info on the library's web)

If you are unable to find a suitable course or time please book an appointment or send an e-mail to

The basic idea of referencing

Ouriginal and Turnitin

Turnitin is a program where students' papers are compared against the content of three source areas - the Internet, published material and Turnitin's student paper archive build from previously submitted documents - and the result of the analysis with detailed matching information is forwarded to the teacher. The program doesn't detect plagiarism but reports on matching texts.

Ouriginal (former Urkund) offers an automated system designed to deal with the problem of plagiarism. With a small effort from the user, plagiarism can be prevented from three main source areas: The Internet, Published Material and Student Material.

Information for students about Ouriginal
Log in for teachers to Ouriginal

Avoid plagiarism

Hankens Action Plan Against Academic Dishonesty

Plagiarism Practice Test- test your knowledge! (tests by Indiana University Bloomington)

When to cite exercise: do you know when a citation is needed?