Referencing Guides

Referencing your work

When writing a piece of work you will need to refer in your text to material written or produced by others. This procedure is called citing or quoting references. Consistency and accuracy are important to enable readers to identify and locate the material to which you have referred. The same set of rules should be followed every time you cite a reference. 

The most widely used referencing system used in the Cork Institute of Technology to reference your essays, reports, thesis etc. is the Harvard System. The Harvard system provides for in-text citation and the creation of a bibliography at end of your work.

Please note that while the Harvard referencing system is the most commonly used referencing style in CIT,  other referencing styles, such as A.P.A., M.L.A and others may be used in your particular course. Please consult with your lecturer to confirm which style to use.

Below you will find a series of guides to the most popular referencing styles and instructions on how they should be used.

 

A General Guide to Referencing

A Guide to APA Referencing

A Guide to IEEE Referencing

Harvard - A Quick Guide

Harvard - An Introductory Guide for Undergraduate Students

A Guide to MLA Referencing