Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

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Academic Integrity

The principles of academic integrity encompass standards of honesty and truth. Each member of the University has a responsibility to uphold the standards and to take action when others violate them.  Academic dishonesty is any form of giving, taking, or prescribing information or material with the intent to gain an unfair advantage in an academic setting. Forms of dishonesty include but are not limited to, plagiarism, cheating, self‐plagiarism, poor scholastic achievement, or misrepresenting academic engagement (ANU’s Code of Academic Integrity Policy).

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ANU Library’s Introduction to Citation Video

Preventing Plagiarism

ANU defines plagiarism as “representing words, ideas, or other works of another individual or entity as your own without giving proper credit to the original author or source (Code of Academic Integrity Policy).  Students who are found to have committed plagiarism in their work can be subject to disciplinary action from a zero on an assignment, up to and including dismissal from the University.  Educate yourself to avoid these consequences.

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Take the ANU Library’s Plagiarism Quiz

Grammarly’s free plagiarism detection software

Citation Software

There are also citation software helpers that you may wish to consult, especially when working with online sources. However; it is important to remember that all citation software produces computer generated results.  You should always double check these citations as you may find punctuation errors from time to time.  Zotero is one of several free citation management software systems, https://www.zotero.org/.

Remember, no matter which citation style you are using, you will be required to cite in two places: at the point of use in your paper or presentation and at the end of your work.

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