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References & Citations: Home

Tips and resources to help you to compile and manage references.


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Padraig Manning
Dr Steevens' Library
Health Service Executive
Dr Steevens' Hospital
Dublin 8
Republic of Ireland.

References & Citations

Getting You Started With Referencing and Citations   

Welcome to the National Health Library & Knowledge Service guide to referencing and citations. This guide provides a few basic pointers towards organising and citing the reading material for your research project, according to some of the more commonly-used styles.

You'll also find links to more in-depth resources.

Health Research

“Health research is a key factor in promoting the health of the population, combating disease, reducing disability and improving the quality of care. It brings learning from international best practice and appropriate evaluation techniques and application. This evidence is essential to the creation of a fairer, more efficient health system and for the delivery of better health outcomes. In an environment that is dynamic and changing, health research in Ireland needs to be positioned to make its greatest contribution for patients, the health system and the economy”.  

 Sláintecare Implementation Strategy

HSE Research and Development



HSE Research and Development

The HSE Research and Development function along with the National Health Library and Knowledge Service and the Health Intelligence Unit, form the newly HSE Research and Evidence division, with the objective to make knowledge work for health. The HSE Action Plan for Health Research 2019-2029 was published in 2019 and aims to put in place supports and enable research and innovation in Health. 

If you are a research active HSE staff member you can find out more about the research and development division HERE    


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