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Academic Integrity - Referencing, Citation & Avoiding Plagiarism: Group or individual assignments

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.

Group or individual assignments

Reference: Student(s) Last name, Initial (s). (Year of submission) ‘Title of essay/project/assignment’, Module Code: module title. Institution. Unpublished essay/project/assignment.

Example: Woods, M., Mulcahy, W.D., Halpin, L., and O’Shea, R.W. (2014) ‘A model code of ethics for corporate governance in the Irish non-profit and charity sector’, BMGT3019D: Corporate Responsibilities and Business Ethics. University College Dublin. Unpublished group project.

In-Text-Citation:

  • Author(s) Last name et al. (Year)
  • (Author(s) Last name et al., Year)

Example:

  • Woods et al. (2014) detailed a model for corporate governance…..
  • There have been complete models for corporate governance in the Irish non-profit and charity sector (Woods et al., 2014).

Note: use the “et al.” for three or more authors just like for a book/journal etc.

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