As a UC student and therefore a member of the UC academic community you are expected to live up to a high level of academic integrity. In practical terms, demonstrating academic integrity means that you:
Failure to use and cite information sources appropriately constitutes plagiarism, which a severe violation of academic integrity and may have severe consequences.
The purpose of this guide is to help you understand what constitutes plagiarism and learn how to avoid it.
Cite your sources to:
By citing your sources you avoid plagiarism.
Academic Integrity - this interactive tutorial and a printable study guide will help you learn about academic research standards and how to avoid plagiarism.
Our interactive tutorial Plagiarism: Why It should Matter to You helps you understand plagiarism through scenario-based activities. After learning what constitute plagiarism, how you can avoid, and where you can get help, you can take a quiz and get a certificate of completion.