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Lund University

Library Guide for Students at General Level: Write & Cite

For students in Physics, Astronomy and Engineering. A perfect place to start finding information.

Spelling it out right

Stava Rex

An excellent program to help you spell in Swedish! As a student at LU you can download it to your own computer. There is also a program to check spelling in English, SpellRight. They are both installed in Microsoft Office and is used from within those programs. The programs are installed on all student computers at Lund University.


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 your write and cite, and how to present your thesis and 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 14.0 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 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 about both  LaTeX and  BibTeX .

How to cite right

Reference Management Tools

This is only a few examples of several systems.