Using Sources and Literature

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You must have found several scientific publications discussing the topic of your thesis during the information retrieval process. Before using these publications in your own thesis, you should think about and review how you can and are allowed to utilise earlier scientific literature in your own work.   

As stated in the Information Sources and Evaluation section of this guide, combining and comparing information from different sources is a key part of research. The Using Sources and Literature section provides a broad outline of copyright and discusses how references are cited in scientific publications and thesis. You will also find useful tips about reference management systems.   

In this part, you will find three sections. You can move to them directly from the links below: