This section is about evaluating and refining your literature search and about assessing the quality of search results. Furthermore, we give you some tips for the procurement of books and full text articles, for referencing and the use of reference management software and for useful literature on academic writing.
- General introduction
- 3.4 Referencing
If you use ideas and text passages from other authors for your scientific work, it is essential to cite the sources correctly. At the FHGR it is recommended to use the APA style (style of the American Psychological Association) or the German equivalent, the DGPs style (style of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie), which is based on the APA style.
"Citation Guidelines - A Quick Introduction" by the University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons FHGR
- American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). Washington, DC.
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie. (2016). Richtlinien zur Manuskriptgestaltung (4., überarbeitete und erweiterte Auflage). Göttingen: Hogrefe Verlag.
Please note: At the Institute for Photonics and ICT (IPI) it is recommended to use the IEEE style (style of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). Please refer to the guidelines provided by the IPI or the official IEEE guidelines.