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Library Guide for Students at Advanced Level: Write & Cite

A help to find, evaluate and structure information needed in a Bachelor or Master Thesis in Physics and Astronomy, and other advanced courses in the subjects. It also consist of how to write, cite and publish.

Spelling it out right

SpellRight

An excellent program to help Swedish speaking people how to spell in English. As a student at LU you can download it to your own computer. There is also a program to check spelling in Swedish, Stava Rex.Both programmes installs in Microsoft Office and is used from within.There are also solutions for Mac-users.

 DICTIONARIES

Wordfinder     A dictionary for Swedes writing in other languages.

Search Oxford English Dictionary

                                                                                                                                           

Guidelines for writing

The AWELU platform is an online resource for academic writing in English at Lund University. Here you find useful information on how to write and cite. It also contains information about Academic Integrity.

Are you writing your thesis in Swedish? Check out the guide from BTH - Blekinge Tekniska Högskola.

More Dictionaries

Scientific Communication

At the Physics Library there is a special shelf with books to help you write and cite, how to present your thesis or other projects in an academic way. Shelf number is 14.5. The shelf number at the Astronomy Library is 015.

Popular Science

Read Popular Science to compare with Scientifical Writing! Shelf number 14.3 at the Physics Library, and shelf 014 at the Astronomy Library. If you want to read articles in popular science check out our different journals at the library, on the premises or electronically.

LaTeX

LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system. It includes features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation. Free software.

University of British Columbia, Canada, has a good guide concerning the use of both  LaTeX and  BibTeX .

Figures/images in your report

Always assume that the figure/image you want to use in your report is copyright protected.

Make sure you have done the right thing using other people´s figures/images in your report.

Upphovsrätt bilder ... - SLU biblioteket, Uppsala

How to cite right

Reference Management Tools

These are only a few examples of several systems.