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Citing & Referencing

Harvard style citing and referencing guide

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

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. 

Library

Training

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.

LETScite online tutorial

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

RefWorks

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.

Other Citation Styles used in DCU

If you are required to use a citation style other than Harvard, check your school's style-sheet/guidelines. The following is a list of the main citation styles, with links to books and online resources.

ACS (American Chemical Society)
APA (American Psychological Association)
The Bluebook (US law)
Chicago
IEEE Style
MHRA (Modern Humanities Research Association)
MLA (Modern Language Association of America)
OSCOLA (Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities)
Vancouver