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Finance & Decision Sciences Subject Guide: Organize, write & cite

Essential resources and research help for Finance students

Manage your sources

 Manage your sources

Everyone will approach the collection and organization of research sources in different ways to suit their own preferences. However, the following advice generally applies:

  • For electronic sources, download copies and back them up to the cloud
  • For every source, take good notes and record page number references for text that you want to quote/paraphrase
  • Ensure that you record sufficient details about each source so you can cite it properly
  • Use an online research manager to help you (see below)

Cite your sources

 Cite your sources

When citing and referencing the works you have consulted in the process of writing your assignment/paper, APA Style is usually used for courses offered by the School of Business at HKBU.

 

Click here for the Library's guide to APA Style 

Citation Management

 Online research managers

Organizing and citing your sources can be challenging, but fortunately there are several free online tools to help you. These allow you to:

  • Save copies of the sources that you have found, and back them up to the cloud
  • Make notes and highlights on PDF copies that you have saved
  • Automatically generate in-text citations and bibliographies

The Library recommends the following tools:

Mendeley 

Zotero 

Turnitin

Turnitin

Turnitin is an online software program that can compare submitted academic assignments against an extensive database of published and unpublished information, and provide a report on the degree of similarity between the assignment and the material in that database.  

To ensure that interested students are able to submit their assignments to Turnitin, the Library maintains a practice Turnitin Assignment on a designated course site on HKBU Moodle