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Resources and material from the University of Gothenburg

Language policy for the University of Gothenburg

The university language policy aims at clarifying language usage across the university.

Academic Integrity

A GUL course: "You will learn what academic integrity and plagiarism are and why and how you can avoid plagiarism through direct citation or source referencing. After course completion, you will be able to use material from other sources transparently and correctly cite sources."

The University Library: Searching and Citing

This resource gives advice on searching for information and for managing references and citations in essays.

Search for literature on academic writing in the library database.

Language: Government organizations

The University of Gothenburg follows the official writing guidelines provided for governmental organizations:

Myndigheternas skrivregler

The Language Council of Sweden (Institute for Language and Folklore)

The Language Council of Sweden is the section of the Institute for Language and Folklore responsible for providing guidance on modern Swedish usage. You can turn to the Council with your language questions.

On the Institute’s homepage you will find sections on plain Swedish, new words, language and IT, and for students.

Hand books, wordlists and dictionaries

Swedish Council of Higher Education's Dictionary

Swedish Council of Higher Education’s Dictionary (Swedish-English; English-Swedish)

Wordfinder Online

WordFinder – A database with dictionaries, lexicons, and thesauri, with a selection of specialized dictionaries such as a Swedish-English Business Dictionary. After creating a personal account with a GU address, users are able to download the whole database to their computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Oxford Dictionaries

Oxford Dictionaries: includes word entries, grammar, and synonyms.

Academic Phrasebank

University of Manchester’s Academic Phrasebank – A large collection of phrases typically used in academic English.

Academic Writing in English

Lund University's handbook on a number of aspects of academic writing.

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