Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is what all members of UBC’s community, from first-year undergraduates to publishing professors, aspire to when they do research. Having academic integrity means taking responsibility for and having pride in your work, especially when it connects, through practices such as citation, to the work of others. These guides will help you understand what academic integrity is, and how to achieve it.

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Cite Sources

Learn how to use different citation styles to connect your work to the research of others.

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Respect Copyright

What is copyright, and how does it affect you? Learn how to understand copyright and properly use images, songs, videos, and more.

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Understand Academic Integrity

What does it mean to have integrity as a student? Learn about the ethics of research and understand plagiarism better.

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The Golden Rules of Academic Integrity

by flint patterson on August 15, 2019

Academic integrity often seems like a rather nebulous concept to incoming university students. The term sounds strong, but it is also incredibly vague. The result is that many simply embrace the “I know it when I see it” approach to something which really ought to be approached with care. As scholars at a public research […]


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Citing Sources Is About More Than Just Following The Rules

by Nick Thorton on September 6, 2016

You've probably heard about academic integrity during your time at UBC. But what does it mean and how do you do it?


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