What is plagiarism? What is meant by "common knowledge"? What is the difference between collaboration and cheating? What is academic honesty?
Many academic dishonesty cases arise from writers neglecting to cite sources. However, there are many other forms of academic dishonesty. It’s your responsibility to know what is meant by "Academic Integrity" on campus. A great place to start would be the University's rules, regulations, and guidelines for academic integrity.
From a knowledge of the rules, doing your own work, citing carefully, and asking questions when you're not sure, it becomes easy to prevent costly misunderstandings, embarrassment, grade reductions, hearings, or worse.
- Watch Crossing the Line (video)
- Show your paper to a tutor and ask if you aren't sure how to use proper citation - U of S Writing Help
- Plan ahead - Research Paper Planner offers a guide to help schedule your work
- Come to Academic Integrity Awareness Events, usually held every year in October
- Library Guide to Writing it Right
Reference management and citation resources
- Citation Style Guides, U of S Library LibGuide
- LaTeX Short Course, hosted by the Department of Computer Science - includes slides about BibTeX
See the Gwenna Moss Centre Teaching Effectiveness blog Educatus for posts on Academic Integrity.
With changes to copyright policy, it is becoming more important that instructors know how to use links to resources licensed by the library. It is important to learn how to link properly, particularly for students who use your links from off campus. Many publishers will look at the IP address of a user and only show the link to the paper if the person is accessing the resource from *on* campus. The following instructions show how to create proper links to be given to students to make sure that these links work both from on campus and from home.
See: U of S Library LibGuide: Direct / Persistent Linking to Electronic Resources.
Links - Other universities
- Ryerson University (Toronto) provides interactive examples of academic dishonesty (even those that are unintentional!) and quizzes to test your knowledge. Click here to watch the animated examples and to complete the quizzes.
- Funny but informative "How to Avoid Plagiarism: An Online Tutorial," available from the Paul Robeson Library, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey.
The University of Auckland Students' Learning Centre has designed a fabulous tool to help students properly format their citations: Quick©ite
- Ryerson has posted "Ten Principles of Academic Integrity for Faculty,"a resource that helps instructors create a learning environment in which students value academic integrity.