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Research: Referencing

Harvard UL

Harvard UL is the standard referencing style used in LYIT.  All students, except Law students, should use Harvard UL referencing style for coursework, projects and theses.  The Harvard UL "Cite it Right " manual can be accessed here.  This manual provides a comprehensive overview of the Harvard UL referencing style.  Pages 21 - 43  of the manual provide comprehensive examples of sample references.   

Library Hints - Referencing

Students that use online reference managers report that they can compile their citations and bibliographies with ease.  They recommend that all students should attend a library information skills session on referencing.

Electronic Reference Manager

Online reference managers manage your references.  They can automate much of the work of organising and formatting citations and bibliographies.  Online reference managers can connect to online sources such as Google and most databases.  They can output bibliographies in numerous referencing styles including Harvard UL (which is the referencing style used by LYIT students with the exception of Law students).

The Cite it Right manual is a guide to the Harvard UL referencing style and it can be accessed here


Notes on using Zotero online reference manager may be accessed here.


Notes on using EndNote online reference manager may be accessed here.


Zotero Training


Classroom based Zotero training can be arranged by your course coordinator.  Alternatively, you may contact the library directly here.

Drop in Sessions

Subject to staff availability, drop in sessions are available in the library during term time from 11am - 12 noon on a Monday (excluding Bank Holidays).  These sessions provide additional support and help to students setting up Zotero accounts.   If you plan to attend this drop in session, please ring 074 9186150 or email the library directly here in advance, to confirm that sufficient staff are free to provide the training.

Library, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Port Rd., Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Phone: 074 9186150 Email: