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English, Drama & Film: Citing Information and Avoiding Plagiarism

Information on books, journals, databases and other useful english, drama & film resources.

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Academic Integrity - what is it?

'The University upholds the principle of academic integrity, whereby appropriate acknowledgement is given to the contributions of others in any work...' (Academic Secretariat UCD Registry, 2005, p. 2 **).

Students achieve academic integrity through sound academic writing, avoiding plagiarism, and appropriate referencing and citation.  Essentials for your course are below.

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** Academic Secretariat UCD Registry (2005) Plagiarism Policy, Dublin: University College Dublin. Available at: (Accessed: 16 January 2018).

Which Style To Use for Your Referencing

The School of English, Drama and Film uses the MLA citation style. The School has a detailed Style Sheet available for your essays available here. Below is a detailed printable MLA style guide available from the Library.

For further help and links, go to our Academic Integrity guide.


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