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Academic Integrity - Referencing, Citation & Avoiding Plagiarism: Datasets

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.


Reference: Authors Last name, Initial(s). (Year) 'Title of Dataset'. Available at: URL (Accessed Day Month Year).

Example: Leahy, S., Nolan, A., O’ Connell, J., and Kenny, R. A. (2012) 'The Irish longitudinal study on ageing (TILDA)'. Available at: (Accessed December 2014).


  • (Author last name, Year)


  • The TILDA study has shown the impact of emmigration on older fathers in particular (Leahy et al., 2012)....


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