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Academic Integrity - Referencing, Citation & Avoiding Plagiarism: Introduction

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

Academic Integrity - What is it?

According to University College Dublin's Student Plagiarism Policy, "Academic Integrity is one of the core values of the UCD Education Strategy and includes adherence to the highest ethical and academic standards. Students, researchers and staff achieve academic integrity through sound academic writing, avoiding plagiarism, and use of appropriate referencing and citation" (2020, p. 1). 

This guide will help you develop the practical skills needed in order to maintain your own academic integrity in your writing and research while at UCD.

University College Dublin's Student Plagiarism Policy can be accessed here.

University College Dublin's Student Code of Conduct and Avoiding Plagiarism area can be found here.

University College Dublin's Education Strategy is available here.


What it covers

About this guide

Guide Development Team

The Academic Integrity Guide was created by Jenny Collery, UCD Library, 2013. Nessa Collinge, Maolsheachlann O'Ceallaigh and Jenny all authored content.

This guide is available for re-use and re-purposing under a Creative Commons, BY NC SA license (see below). If you need support to re-use any materials, contact Jenny.

Further questions

Questions about avoiding plagiarism, referencing or citation?  

Contact your College Liaison Librarian or UCD Writing Centre. Alternatively, discuss with your module coordinator.