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Resources for Researchers

Doing Research

Doing research is an essential part of your studies at TU Dublin - Tallaght Campus. The library resources on this site will make a difference to your assignments.

Initial Research

Subject services

The links below will give you more in depth understanding of the services available to you from the library. The library offers training designed to help you make the most of all library services to find, use and evaluate information resources for your assignment/ research. Please contact the library to book a session.

If you need further assistance, or would like some help from library staff, please let us know.

Library materials to help with writing and doing research

The library provides as range of guides and materials to help you with your research from start to finish. Please select a tab below to get more information on the topic of your choice.


Plagiarism is a serious academic offense and can result in you getting no grade, or further academic disciplinary measures. Plagiarism is defined as using someone else's academic work without acknowledging it. Failure to acknowledge sources properly can result in an accusation of plagiarism.

How to Avoid Plagiarism is an online tutotial aimed at all students and describes what plagiarism is and how to avoid to it. Students are also introduced to plagiarism detection software.


Once you put your research on paper you must cite the sources of information: Books, Journals, Videos, Newspapers, E-Journals, Websites etc, that you have consulted during the course of your research. Citing your sources is an essential part of any research, and has a direct bearing on your final marks. It is essential to get this right, and to use the citation style that your lecturer recommends.

How to Reference your Sources is an online tutorial aimed at all students, and explains the importance of referencing information sources. At the end of this tutorial students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of citing and referencing sources correctly using the Harvard referencing style.

Please see the Library Guide to Writing styles and Citing Sources for more information.


There are different softwares available to aid the storage and management of references.
My End Note Basic is available through the library. This service should help you keep tabs on your reading and your references and with the Cite while you write technology you can write in word and import properly formatted references into your document as you go.

Capture your reading as you gather it online
Organize your references for your research topics and papers.
Create a formatted bibliography for your paper or cite references while you write.

Before you begin working with EndNote, use the online introductory tutorial

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