Learn About Academic Integrity


What is Academic Integrity?

While UPEI celebrates and is committed to sharing knowledge, we are also adamant that this knowledge must be shared fairly. This means that honesty is of utmost importance when it comes to learning. When completing individual work, we must always make sure that the work is our own. When sharing knowledge that we have not created, we must always acknowledge its source. These acts of honesty are what make up academic integrity. In this portal, you'll find a variety of resources covering everything you'd need to know about academic integrity, including guides on citing, a tutorial on preventing plagiarism, practice activities, and information about UPEI's academic integrity policy.

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Lessons and information about how to cite in various styles, using references, and evaluating resources.



Resources to help you paraphrase properly, including examples for your practice.


Other Forms of Academic Dishonesty

Information about what constitutes cheating and falsifying, as well as strategies to avoid academic dishonesty.


Academic Integrity Tutorial

UPEI's interactive video tutorial teaches about plagiarism and ways to prevent it. You may self-enroll in the Academic Integrity Moodle Course to watch the video. After the tutorial is completed with a 100% score, you will earn the Academic Integrity Badge.


Rules and Processes

View our page on UPEI's policy regarding academic integrity here.


Our Academic Integrity Violation Flowchart outlines the procedure which takes place at UPEI when there is an accusation of academic dishonesty.

Overview of Regulation 20 and 12

This Policy and Procedures Overview Presentation introduces our Academic Regulations 20 and 12; basically, an outline of the rules and what not to do regarding academic integrity, and of the procedure if there is a violation of the rules.


Links to Other Resources

OWL Purdue - A massive resource for learning to cite in various styles, covering any type of source you can think of.

RefWorks - Use RefWorks to store, organize, insert, and format citations for research papers. RefWorks is free for UPEI students, staff, and faculty, but only using the link on the library website.

Zotero - A downloadable tool that allows you to easily find and collect sources and keep track of their information.

ZoteroBib - A free service which quickly generates citations from sources in any style.

Plagiarism Tutorials and Quizzes from UTS - On the University of Technology Sydney website, there are helpful faculty-specific tutorials and quizzes to learn about proper citing and practice.

EasyBib Grammar & Plagiarism Infographic - This flowchart is a simple tool for understanding if you have plagiarized or not. For more information try EasyBib Grammar & Plagiarism.

How to Recognize Plagiarism from IU - This tutorial on the Indiana University website will help you develop skills to combat plagiarism through mini-lessons and videos.

Tools for Plagiarism Detection - These links on the library website can be used to check for plagiarism in your text.



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