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Exploring Academic Integrity in Your Research

A UO Libraries self-guided tutorial on integrity in library research and using sources ethically

Exploring Academic Integrity

Exploring Academic Integrity

Student seated outdoors reading a bookAcademic integrity is critical to success in higher education and beyond. After you finish this tutorial, you will be able to:

  • participate fully in a scholarly conversation by engaging sources effectively and ethically
  • avoid intentional and unintentional plagiarism in research and coursework
  • articulate why academic integrity matters
  • apply the basic principles of copyright law in order to use sources legally and ethically

The tutorial begins with The Scholarly Conversation.

Student studying outdoors on the UO campus.  Photo credit: UO Libraries

Note for Faculty For Use in Courses

Faculty, you have two options for having students engage with these academic integrity resources:

  1. Students can self-guide through this UO LIbraries tutorial and take the final quiz for a certificate of completion (not graded)
  2. You can integrate the related Canvas module along with the Academic Integrity Pledge (optional assignment)

Note: The UO Libraries tutorial in this guide has some overlap with the Ducks Have Integrity module in Canvas. We recommend discussing your learning goals with a librarian to decide which is right for you.

Using this Academic Integrity Tutorial as a Standalone or embedded in a Canvas Course

The Exploring Academic Integrity in Your Research tutorial and quiz is ideal for first-year students who are beginning to take part in and learn from scholarly conversations on campus and elsewhere. If you would like to assign all or part of this library guide as part of your Canvas course, please contact the following people to get started:

Using the "Ducks Have Integrity" Module in Canvas

You can also find a Canvas Commons module with similar information (link below). Go to Canvas Commons and then click on the link to explore this module, import it to your own course, and modify if you wish for your particular teaching context.

If you would like support in integrating the Canvas module as part of your Canvas course, including support customizing it for your teaching context and learning goals, please contact any of the following people to get started:

University of Oregon Libraries
1501 Kincaid Street Eugene, OR
97403-1299
T: (541) 346-3053
F: (541) 346-3485
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