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Education Thurles: Citing and Referencing

Guide to essential resources for Education students in Thurles

Cite it Right

Education students use the Harvard referencing system. MIC uses the Harvard UL 2016 Referencing guide

Referencing Is....

Referencing acknowledges the books, articles, websites, and any other material used in the writing of a paper, essay or thesis.

Essential Elements of Referencing


Refers to sources you quote within your document. This brief citation directs the reader to the exact place in your reference list or bibliography where you will provide the extended details of the source

Reference list/ Bibliography:

Detailed list of sources that have been cited within the text. Every reference must have enough information for the reader to find the source again.

Citation Infographic

Referencing Management Software

Reference management software can help you:

  • Gather references automatically from databases;
  • Format  documents & citations instantly in a variety of styles;
  • Generate bibliographies;
  • Create a personal database of references & PDFs.


EndNote Online

EndNote Online is recommended for undergraduates and as a supplement to EndNote Desktop for researchers. It facilitates remote working and resource sharing. Login from You must register for an account on-campus. 

This Guide to EndNote gives a clear instructions on how to register, and how to use EndNote Online. For further training and workshops, please contact the library.