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Academic Integrity - Referencing, Citation & Avoiding Plagiarism: Theses

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. Title of thesis [dissertation]. [Place of publication]: Publisher, year of publication. Total number of pages.                                                                                                                     


21. Allen SJ. The social and moral fibre of Celtic tiger Ireland [dissertation]. [Dublin]: University College Dublin; 2009. 270p.


Use a superscript number (like this: ¹) in the text at the place where you are indicating that you are citing from a source.


Questions have been raised that the values held by the majority in Irish society were significantly realigned during the Celtic tiger years.21


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