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Exploring Academic Integrity in Your Research: A Tutorial

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


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Exploring Academic Integrity Tutorial is adapted from an original by the Claremont Colleges Library and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Based on a design framework at Content on pages 5, 14, and 15 of the Attribution and Citation section was adapted from UCI's Begin Your Research Tutorial. All other content was developed by a team of Claremont Colleges librarians and adapted for UO by Bronwen Maxson.


Part I - The Scholarly Conversation

Student sharing poster at poster sessionAt colleges and universities all around the world, students and faculty are participating in scholarly conversations, otherwise known as “academic discourse.” This discourse is how scholars engage with each other, communicate their research, and build on existing scholarship to create new knowledge. While at UO, you are invited to listen and participate in scholarly conversations. An important part of that is learning to avoid cheating and plagiarism to avoid negative consequences.

In This Module, You Will:

  • Recognize the meaning of the “scholarly conversation” and "academic discourse"
  • Describe your role as a student in the scholarly community of UO
  • Locate more information about your rights and responsibilities


While not all Ducks will choose careers within academia, career paths outside of higher education also depend upon you participating in your education with integrity. From STEM fields to humanities, understanding how to engage with the scholarly conversation in your field is key to learning the skills and knowledge for your post-college career. Your future depends on you!

Image: Student sharing poster during poster session. Photo credit: UO Libraries