Use this simple flowchart to determine how to prepare your work to avoid plagiarism or academic misconduct when using words, ideas, or images from someone else.
By the end of this interactive course you will be able to explain which actions constitute appropriate academic behaviour and which are considered academic offences. You should also be able to explain why certain actions are academic offences are considered academic offenses.
Using proper citation style is usually a requirement for any written assignments and publications. Keeping track of your sources using the appropriate style will help save time and effort looking things up again later.
Be careful what you copy. The Canadian Copyright Act allows you to copy someone else’s work under these guidelines. You can make a single copy of a “short excerpt” from a copyright-protected work.
Finding credible resources online can be challenging. You want to be able to find accurate information from reputable sites. Here are some guidelines to help you figure out if the web site you are looking at has good subject matter for your research project as well as looking at the overall design and usability.
Some library databases are licensed for CNC users only. You can access these at any CNC campus computer or from home if you have a current CNC Connect computer account.
These steps are general in nature and can be adapted to any subject for which you need to find and present information.