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Citation Styles

Harvard Citation Style
These pages, produced by the University of Bournemouth, include a guide to the Harvard citation standard, the most common form of citation used in the Ulster University. It also includes a guide to citing Internet resources. Students should note that elements of the Harvard Style may vary slightly depending on the School or Department. Always use the style recommended by your lecturer. If no preference is stated, make sure that the Harvard Style you choose is used appropriately and consistently throughout your referencing. The Ulster Business School has created its own guide to Harvard-style referencing.
This style has been accepted by the School of Law and the Transitional Justice Institute as the recommended style guide for Ulster University law students. Some law lecturers prefer their own adaptations so make sure you should double-check with individual lecturers about referencing styles before using OSCOLA. The link is provided by the University of Oxford. An excellent tutorial to OSCOLA is available here, produced by Cardiff University.
APA Style
Conventions for citing electronic references recommended by the American Psychological Association. We also have some books in stock which explain this style in detail.
MLA Style
The official Modern Language Association Guide to citing sources from the World Wide Web. We also have some books in stock which explain this style in detail.
MHRA Style
The current edition of the MHRA (Modern Humanities Research Association) Style Guide is available to download without charge from the MHRA website.  We also have some books in stock which explain this style in detail.
With RefWorks you can create your own personal database of references by adding your own references, or importing references from online databases. You can use these references to write your papers and automatically format the paper and your bibliography into your citation style of choice in seconds.



Library Skills

Information Skills Unit
A series of interactive tutorials on Study Skills, literature reviews and Library Search Skills developed by Ulster University librarians.
Library Skills Tutorial
A series of interactive tutorials on Study Skills, Computer Sources and Library Search Skills developed by the University of Glasgow for TILT. Licensing requirements only allow access from the Ulster University domain.
Using TDNet - a multimedia guide
Interested in using our electronic journals? Librarians in the Ulster University have created an online video which demonstrates how to use article references, and how to search for journal titles. Click here to look at the online version  - it lasts for four minutes. Alternatively, click here to download the Windows Media Player version to your MP3 player. This is the first in a projected series of online videos regarding Library services. Your feedback on the video is greatly appreciated.



Evaluating Resources

The Internet Detective
An interactive tutorial on evaluating Internet resources, produced by the Institute of Learning and Research Technologies at the University of Bristol.
Virtual Training Suite
A set of free online tutorials designed to help students, lecturers and researchers improve their Internet information literacy and IT skills. Work in your own time at your own pace - no one is monitoring you! There are quizzes and interactive exercises to lighten the learning experience, and the tutorials are related to specific subject areas.




Plagiarism Advice have been providing resources, training, advice and guidance to all areas of the education sector since 2002 when the service was founded by JISC as the JISC Plagiarism Advisory Service to help address growing concerns about plagiarism within the UK HE and FE sectors.
Turnitin is used by many lecturers to help identify plagiarism in written work submitted to them. You can find out more about Turnitin from your course co-ordinator.
Information Literacy Resource Bank
This repository contains bite-sized information literacy learning resources created by Cardiff University. There is a selection of activities, quizzes, diagrams and cartoons as well as short ready-made self-paced tutorials on a range of essential information literacy topics such as citing references and plagiarism. New resources will continue to be added over time.



Using the Internet

Finding Information on the Internet: A Tutorial
Teaching Library Internet Workshops, University of California, Berkeley.


Research Support

Resources for Research in the Ulster University Libraries
This guide has been designed to help students and staff who are doing research in the Ulster University.
Research Studies Handbook
This handbook has been prepared by the University Research Degrees Committee (RDC) and the Research Office of the Ulster University to help research students and their supervisors find their way through the various administrative stages of a research degree and to attempt to clarify who is responsible for doing what at each stage.


University of Ulster Email

Information Services Guide to Email
Email is available to all UU staff, research students and students. It includes a web client allowing access to mail from any browser, both inside and outside the University.


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