DCU Library

Citing & Referencing Guide


The Library has prepared a guide to using the Harvard Style.

DCU Library Guide to Harvard Style of Citing & Referencing (Interactive Player).

Harvard is one of many citation styles. Even within the Harvard style there are many variations. This guide is the Harvard style as interpreted by DCU Library. If you are not sure which style you should be using, we recommend you check with your lecturer. We also offer a printed version (below)

DCU Library Guide to Harvard Style of Citing & Referencing - Printed version (PDF).


Training is available to all students on How to avoid Plagiarism - using the Harvard Style.  
Details on our calendar of classes and workshops for all training.

LETS Online Tutorial

Visit LETScite our online tutorial for information on avoiding plagiarism and how to cite and reference correctly using the Harvard Style.

Other Citation Styles used in DCU

School of Law & Government guide to citing and referencing a law essay (PDF)


RefWorks is a reference management software tool that allows you to compile, edit and format bibliographies by importing references directly from library databases, library catalogue, Google Scholar and websites or by entering them manually and inserting them into your finished paper in the citation style of your choice (eg. Harvard). To use RefWorks you need to have a good understanding of citing and referencing and know how to use the library databases.

Training is available on how to use RefWorks - look up our calendar of classes and workshops.