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Citations: Avoiding Plagiarism: Academic Honesty

Academic Honor Code

Students, faculty, and staff are expected to follow established standards of academic integrity and honesty. Academic misconduct entails dishonesty or deception in fulfilling academic requirements and includes but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism, or the furnishing of false information to the University or a University affiliate in matters related to academics. An affiliate of the University is any person, organization, or company who works in conjunction with Lawrence Technological University for the purposes of assisting students in fulfilling their academic requirements. It is therefore this institution’s stated policy that no form of dishonesty among its faculty or students will be tolerated. Although all members of the University community have an obligation to report occurrences of dishonesty, each individual is principally responsible for his or her own conduct.

Lawrence Technological University's Academic Honor Code webpage is located here.

You can download the printable Academic Honor Code here.

 The Academic Achievement Center's guide to Avoiding Academic Dishonesty is located here.

Guide Contents

Citations - Citations are how students and scholars avoid plagiarism. They give the proper reference to the source of an idea or concept that a student incorporates into their own work. This page offers instruction on how to ensure proper citation in the two mostly widely used styles at LTU.

Plagiarism - Plagiarism happens when you use statements or ideas from somebody else without the proper attribution (citations) for those statements or ideas. Included are sites to help you understand plagiarism, instruction on how to avoid plagiarism, and online tools to help you to check your work.

Using Refworks - RefWorks is a citation tool provided by the LTU Library to store, organize and share your citations, create reference lists or bibliographies and use citations as you type your paper. This site contains short videos on how to use RefWorks, how to import citations from TechCat and Google Scholar, and how to use RefWorks plugins with Microsoft Word. Also included are links to RefWorks, the sign-up page, the developer's help page and numerous other video assistance series.

Need help? Contact the library at 248.204.3000 or email refdesk@ltu.edu