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Academic Integrity - Referencing, Citation & Avoiding Plagiarism: UCD Writing Centre

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.

UCD Writing Centre

UCD Writing Centre Mission Statement

Our mission is to offer free, high-quality tuition in writing to all undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in improving their writing skills. We offer one-to-one tuition and a range of workshops/seminars. Writing tutors are friendly and non-judgemental, and the sessions are student-centred and inquiry driven. We strive to ensure that students are helped to communicate, structure and present their knowledge and ideas in a written format, and that their expertise and critical thinking skills are not diminished by either fear of, or difficulties with, aspects of the writing process (UCD Writing Centre).


As well as offering teaching on writing skills, the Writing Centre has a rich array of resources to help you write. These include videos and printable pdf guides. Click here to find out more.


UCD Writing Centre is located on the first floor of the James Joyce Library in UCD,

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