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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      

 

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