Università Bocconi

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Copyright as it affects students

    8. How to cite documents used
Correctly citing documents used is first and foremost an act of intellectual honesty, a form of respect for the author that copyright protects (moral right). Universities and their libraries have a responsibility to disseminate information on how to write bibliographies, as part of their role in developing research, as set out in the

Citation Guide dell'Harvard Business school:

Purpose of Citations
There are three main reasons to include citations in your papers:
- To give credit to the authors of the source materials you used when writing the paper
- To enable readers to follow up on the source materials.
- To demonstrate that your paper is well-researched.
Seminari Bibliografici a cura della Biblioteca


1 Harvard Business School, Citation Guide, 2009, p.4.
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