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Academic Integrity - Referencing, Citation & Avoiding Plagiarism: Academic Integrity & Avoiding Plagiarism

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.

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, researchers and staff achieve academic integrity through sound academic writing, avoiding plagiarism, and appropriate referencing and citation.


Academic Secretariat UCD Registry (2005) Plagiarism Policy, Dublin: University College Dublin. (Accessed: 4 October 2017).

Academic Integrity Guide - what it covers

About this guide

Guide Development Team

Guide developed by Jenny Collery, Nessa Collinge, Maolsheachlann O'Ceallaigh.

Further questions

Questions about avoiding plagiarism, referencing or citation?  Contact your College Liaison Librarian or Jenny.