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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


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.

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