Instructions for citations

Proper citation is an important aspect of scientific work.

There are many different citation style guides. At the HSG, the most commonly used citation standards is APA style. In cases of uncertainty of which standard you should use, consult the faculty member responsible for your paper or thesis. The HSG Writing Lab can also help you at the Academic Writing Helpdesk.

APA Citation Style

APA-Standard (American Psychological Association)

MLA Citation Style

MLA-Standard (Modern Language Association)

Printed resources on how to cite correctly:

The "bible" for all HSG students:

For law students:

Online help for citing sources

The university's own regulations concerning citation and plagiarism:
StudentWeb - Plagiarism and quotations


Good help pages by the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (including how to cite podcasts, videos, social media, ...):

General information on citing internet sources

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