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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 III - Attribution: Credit Where It's Due

Why do scholars take the time to create lists of the sources of their information and ideas? Why are bibliographies (a list of the sources used in a scholarly work) and works cited pages critical to the scholarly conversation?

When participating in academic discourse, you “converse” with other scholars by analyzing, synthesizing, critiquing, and discussing their work. For the conversation to function, their thoughts must be attributed and cited in your own work.English class, Scripps College. Courtesy of Claremont Colleges Digital Library.


In Part III, You Will:

  • Define attribution and citation and explain their purpose in the scholarly conversation
  • Describe plagiarism and give an example of how to avoid it
  • Locate guides for different citation styles and citation management tools



Image: English class, Scripps College. Courtesy of Claremont Colleges Digital Library.