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Writing tips

 

Referring to and managing your sources

In this section, we tell you what we expect of a Nyenrode student when it comes to referring to and managing sources, and preventing fraud when writing reports and theses.

Referring to sources in APA style

When you are writing a report or thesis it is essential you refer to your sources in the proper manner. Learn how to refer in APA style.

  • Managing your sources
    Find the tools that help you manage your (many) sources and teach you how to refer to them in APA style.
  • Nyenrode guidelines
    Read the Nyenrode guidelines for writing reports and theses.

Referring to sources in APA style

When writing a report or thesis paper it is vital you refer to your sources in the proper manner. Always show where you have acquired your content, even when retelling it in your own words! Keep track of the information you use and make the correct references to your sources. This helps you to prevent plagiarism; to prevent (un)intentional fraud. At Nyenrode, we use APA style as the standard for referencing, you can find how it works below.

  • If you have not yet used APA style, please watch a tutorial
  • Find out what kind of layout to use while studying at Nyenrode, including how to refer to your sources in the Nyenrode guidelines for writing theses.
  • Find the answers to specific questions in the APA Style Blog.
  • Check out the FAQ and examples of references on Learning APA Style .

Tip! Check this Online Dictionary for 28 Languages.

Managing your sources

There are many programs designed to help you manage your sources and making references in APA style. We have selected a few for you.

Free software

This software is designed to help you collect, manage and share sources and make proper references:

Using 'Citations & Bibliography' in MS Word

In Microsoft Word, you can automatically generate a bibliography (or other similar document requiring citations) of the sources you used to write your paper. More info here.

Using the 'Cite' function in databases and search engines
Many online databases and search engines – such as Discover!, EBSCO and Google Scholar) have a 'Cite' function, allowing you to easily download the reference to your source in APA style.

Always perform a check!
Although these programs can be a real help, you need to always check your own references. For instance, it is quite common for Dutch names to be misrepresented in international sources.

Tip! Check this Online Dictionary for 28 Languages

Nyenrode guidelines

We have outlined what we find important in a handy document . Please read it carefully.
 
Specifically for full-time and part-time in Management students, there are the 'Nyenrode guidelines for Master’s thesis writing: for the full-time and part-time MSc Program – Structure and content '.