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Academic Integrity

A tutorial on Academic Integrity at the Mississippi University for Women


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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 is adapted from UCI's Begin Your Research Tutorial. All other content was developed by a team of Claremont Colleges librarians.


All three of the famous cases of unintentional plagiarism referenced on the previous page could have been avoided if the authors correctly cited their sources. You can avoid unintentional plagiarism in your own work by:

  • Learning when to cite or paraphrase (i.e. restate the idea in your own words) and clearly noting the difference between the two in your paper
  • Getting in the habit of including quotation marks, page numbers, and other citation information during the research process, especially when cutting and pasting from online sources
  • Using a consistent citation style
  • Employing citation software to help keep track of your sources