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Academic Integrity - Referencing, Citation & Avoiding Plagiarism: Conferences

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: Author(s) Last Name, Initials. (Year) ‘Title of paper’, Title of conference: subtitle. Location and date of conference. Place of publication: Publisher, Pages numbers.

Example: O’Connor, J. (2009) ‘Towards a greener Ireland’, Discovering our natural sustainable resources: future proofing. University College Dublin, 15 – 16 March. Dublin: Irish Environmental Institute, pp. 65 – 69.


  • Author(s) Last name (Year)
  • (Author(s) Last name, Year)    


  • O’Connor (2009) was able to highlight….
  • Others (O’Connor, 2009) have shown …..


Still unsure what in-text citation and referencing mean? Check here

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