ACADEMIC INTEGRITY means obeying the rules of honest research and scholarship, avoiding cheating and plagiarism, and taking responsibility for your own school work.
Think of academic integrity as the college equivalent of your professional reputation.
Understand what academic integrity means and know the consequences of cheating.
Cite every source you use, and track your citations as you find them to save time.
Use the citation tools built into the Camosun Library databases.
Double-check your citations to match established standards.
Why do you think academic integrity is important in college? If you cheat, what happens if you get caught?
Where do you find information about Camosun's academic integrity guidelines?
What constitutes cheating at Camosun?
If people's words and ideas are "intellectual property," what should you do when you use them?
How can you organize your sources so they're easy to reference later?
What can you do to remember to cite each quote or paraphrase accurately?
To make sure you avoid cheating and plagiarizing:
Also, make sure you're familiar with the different types of academic dishonesty:
See the Tools & Resources section for more details about the different types of cheating and how to avoid them.
Information generally required:
• Publication details
The “Source” line on journal articles contains most of the information you’ll need.
If you’d like detailed information on a specific citation style, see the Camosun Library Citation Guides.
Use the Cite button whenever you can.
You can find it near the top of the search results list...
... or to the right of the source information for a single item.
Its location depends on which database you're using.
When using this handy library database tool, don’t assume the formatting is correct!
For example, this is the database-created APA citation for an article:
Nikolova, E. (2014). YOGA IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION. Activities In Physical Education & Sport, 4(2), 219-222.
Errors: Capitalization of article title; missing URL or digital object identifier (DOI) link.
The corrected APA citation looks like this:
Nikolova, E. (2014). Yoga in physical education. Activities in Physical Education & Sport, 4(2), 219-222. https://libsecure.camosun.bc.ca:2443/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=s3h&AN=99932922&site=eds-live
Remember, there's no Cite button on the open web. You’ll have to know what information you need to record. Camosun Library has detailed citation guides to help you.
Start a citation list as soon as you start researching.
Save a citation for every source you think you might use.
Label the citations according to how you will use them: quotes and page numbers.
Delete a citation when you know you will not use it.
Review all citations for correctness.
Your citation list can be done without any hassle or stress.
TOOLS & RESOURCES
Academic integrity and citation guides:
Browser extensions or apps:
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