During your studies you will conduct several written assignments, papers and theses. Characteristics
Library and ICT also provide lectures to support those who write their thesis.
Contact your teacher for more information.
The Academic Support Centre provide individual and group consultations (including feedback on texts), workshops and seminars on:
Here you will find the university's online resource about
University of Manchester provides a resource
Merriam-Webster offers a free online dictionary.
The Writingguide.se support you in your academic writing. Here you will find practical advice on the writing process, how to manage sources and references and more.
Anyone who has created a piece of work, such as text, picture or music, is called the originator. Copyright gives the originator the right to decide how to use and spread their works. The university has an agreement with Bonus Copyright Access that allows you to use digital and printed copyrighted material for your studies without requiring permission.
In Sweden you don't need to use the copyright symbol © to show that a piece of work is under protection. A work is automatically protected by copyright when a work that qualifies for protection is created. The copyright symbol rather serves as a reminder that copyright protection exists for the work.
Your own pictures
You have the copyright to the images, tables, photographs or figures that you create in your thesis.You decide how the images may be used and by whom. Are you several who write the thesis you have shared copyright.
If you want to use someone else's pictures, figures or tables in your thesis, you need to ask for the originator's permission. It is not allowed to do changes on other people's pictures, tables or figures, for example, by translating text into them if you do not have the author's permission to do so. If the image is in a book or article, it is possible to contact the publisher who usually has the copyright. You can contact us at the library for help with this.
Creative Commons (CC) is an ideal organization that offers creators, researchers and other creators of artistic works, texts, images, sounds to facilitate those who want to share their works. Images and other Creative Commons licensed material are still copyrighted, but may be used and distributed with different predefined restrictions.
When presenting your thesis orally for a smaller group, it is considered as an educational context. In this context, you can view images that others made as long as you specify who is the source of the image. For example, have you made powerpoint images and want to include someone else's image, figure or table, it is possible. If you make a poster, you can also use the pictures in this way.
Lund University MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) consists of a number of short videos that go through all the steps in academic writing.
They cover different aspects of academic writing, such as how to structure your text and how to convey your argument, as well as how to use sources and how to edit your text. There are also lessons which is about why and how you cites.
Video - Introduction to academic writing
To facilitate your writing, the speech synthesizer TorTalk and the spell program SpellRight are available at the computers at the Faculty of Medicine.
If you have a disability, for example dyslexia, a visual impairment or ADHD, you may receive support during your studies. You can apply for the form of learning support that is more appropriate for you. Contact the Accessibility Officer for a decision.
If it has been decided that you will receive learning support, you can contact Krister Aronsson to book a meeting. The Medical Faculty’s library offers various types of reading support and during the meeting you will discuss your needs based on the decision to provide learning support.