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Academic Integrity - Referencing, Citation & Avoiding Plagiarism: School Citing Styles

This guide explains what referencing and citation is and how to use the APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA and Vancouver Styles. It includes a short interactive tutorial on each style.

Citing Style - which to choose?

Each school has guidance for their students and researchers on which style to use. Scroll down to the College to which your school belongs to see which style to use.

If you are ever in doubt on which to use, check with your module co-ordinator or supervisor.

For information on Plagiarism, see the Avoiding Plagiarism & Writing Tips page of this guide, including links to the UCD Plagiarism Policy.

College of Arts & Humanities

School

Style Guide

School Customised Information

School Plagiarism Advice

School Contact

Art History & Cultural Policy

Art History: Modified Chicago Style

Cultural Policy: Harvard or Chicago Style

Art History: Modified Chicago Style available in Blackboard of all modules.

School Plagiarism Policy in Blackboard.

Consult each module co-ordinator

Classics

Writer chooses

 

School Plagiarism Advice
Select guidelines for essay writing

Dr. Martin Brady

English, Drama and Film

MLA Style (Use School MLA Style)

School Modified MLA Style

School Plagiarism Policy

Dr Katherine Fama

History

Irish Historical Studies (IHS) Style

IHS Style

EndNote: American Historical Review or Turabian Style

School Plagiarism Advice

Dr. Jennifer Wellington

Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore

Harvard Style

   

Dr. Diarmuid Ó Sé

Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Languages or Cultures: Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA) Style

MHRA Style

School Plagiarism Policy

Dr. Siobhán Donovan

 

Linguistics: APA Style

     

Music

Harvard Style

     

College of Business

School

Style Guide

School Customised Information

School Plagiarism Advice

School Contact

Quinn School of Business

Harvard Style

     

Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business

Harvard Style

     

 

College of Engineering & Architecture

School

Style Guide

School Customised Information

School Plagiarism Advice

School Contact

Architecture, Planning and Environmental Planning

Harvard

     

Biosystems and Food Engineering

Harvard

     

Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering

Harvard

     

Civil Engineering

Harvard

     

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Writer chooses

     

Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Writer chooses

     

 

College of Health & Agricultural Sciences

School

Style Guide

School Customised Information

School Plagiarism Advice

School Contact

Agriculture and Food Science

Harvard Style

Consult lecturer or supervisor on preferences

   

Medicine

Medicine: Vancouver Style

Diagnostic Imaging: Harvard Style

     

Nursing, midwifery and health systems

Harvard Style

Harvard Style

School Writing Guidelines (includes plagiarism)

 

Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science

Harvard Style

     
 

Vancouver Style

     

Veterinary Medicine

Harvard Style

     
         

College of Science

School

Style Guide

School Customised Information

School Plagiarism Advice

School Contact

Biology and Environmental Science

       

Biomolecular and Biomedical Science

Industrial Microbiology: Harvard Style

     

Chemistry

Writer chooses

     

Computer Science

Writer chooses

     

Earth Science

School Referencing Style

     

Mathematics and Statistics

Writer chooses

     

Physics

Writer chooses

     

College of Social Sciences and Law

School

Style Guide

School Customised Information

School Plagiarism Policy

School Contact

Archaeology

Harvard Style

     

Economics

Harvard Style

     
 

Endnote: American Economic Review

     

Education

APA Style

     

Geography

Harvard Style

     

Information and Communication Studies

APA Style

     

Law

OSCOLA Ireland

OSCOLA Ireland Quick Guide

Law students are advised to use the OSCOLA Ireland Guide in conjunction with the OSCOLA Standard Style.

The School recommends the title "How to think, write and cite for Irish Lawyers" by Jennifer Schweppe.

 

Philosophy

Harvard or Chicago Style

School Guide for Philosophy Essays (pdf)

   

Politics and International Relations

Harvard Style

See student leaflet on essay writing, information on Blackboard, and Postgraduate booklet.

   

Psychology

APA Style

     

Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice

Harvard Style

Additional information supplied with School handouts.

   

Sociology

Harvard Style