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Academic Writing

Academic writing may be a little different from the essays and projects which you did in school.

For a start, they're usually longer and require more than just direct quotes as in in your English essays.

In college, when you refer to something in one of your essays it needs to be referenced.

Referencing is the analogue equivalent of hyperlinks: you show your reader where precisely you obtained the information you are using.

If you don't reference your source of information, or don't admit the idea belongs to someone else, then you have plagiarised someone else's work. This will have an effect on the marks you recieve for your essay.

Learn to reference with help from the Library.

Theses and Dissertations


A stack of theses and a scholar's cap.

Past undergraduate dissertations and postgraduate thesis are useful resources when it comes to writing your own dissertation or thesis.‚Äč

You can read undergraduate dissertations and postgraduate theses in hardcopy in the Library.

We have a new digital platform to host undergraduate dissertations, and will continue to add these as they become available.

There is also a new platform for international undergraduate dissertations available.

Digital copies of postgraduate theses can be found online through Research@Thea, new institutional repository for all the Institutes of Technology in Ireland.