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User guide - Sourceio

User guide - Sourceio

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Here is the place where you either register for Sourceio, or log in if you already have registrered.

To create an object and link sources to that object you need to be registered. To just check someone else’s sources you do not need to be registrered.

Use the site – Create an object

When you want to start using Sourceio, the first thing you do is to create an object. An object is the thing where you later are going to link your sources to. The object is for example the book, the essay or the article you are writing. Or why not your social media post or your blog.

You then have to fill in the information that belongs to your object. Some things are mandatory and some are not.

Object – Add sources

The next step is to add sources to your object. You decide where in the object the source should be added (for example which page or at what time), and then fill in information about the source. There are several different options to choose from, depending on the type of source you have.

Once the first source is added, you either choose to continue adding new sources directly to the object, or you choose to add what is the source to the source (”Create chain” or ”Add source”).


Do you want to be able to link from your text directly to our page? Then you can use the "Embed" function, where you can follow the instructions on Sourceio by using the page's functions for linking. This is preferably used on web-based objects and sources.

ID – Code

Each object and the source related to the object are automatically generated a unique code, as an ID number. This code can be printed in your object (your book, your essay, your blog, your social media post, etc.) and is then searchable by anyone who wants to check out your source.

Searching for this is done by the reader by copying, or writing, the code in the search field on Sourceio's home page. To do this you do not need to be registered.

This function works both on web-based objects and in printed material. It can be used either in running text or as a footnote.


It is only when you press publish that others can see your object and the sources linked to the object. Until you press publish, only you can see your work.

Protected source

Protected source is a function that exists to show the user that there is a source, but for some reason it can not be revealed.


Snapshot is a function to take a snapshot of a source, where you select which part of the source you are referring to. It can be very useful when it is stored and does not disappear, which may otherwise be the case if you only have a web address to refer to.


Upload, for example, parts of a pdf or images that strengthen your source's credibility.


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