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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

6 - Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty -- Cheating

Cheating is the most well-known academically dishonest behavior, but cheating includes more than just copying a neighbor’s answers on an exam

Ed Dante (a pseudonym) makes a living writing custom essays that students committing academic misconduct buy online. You can read his story at The Chronicle of Higher Education. Purchasing someone else’s work and turning it in as your own is cheating.


  • Turning in someone else’s work as your own 
  • Sharing your work with someone to turn in as their own
  • Accessing sources of information (such as notes, textbooks, online sources, or asking other people) during an exam when that is not allowed


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