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Online Guide to Writing and Research

Academic Integrity and Documentation

Practicing Academic Integrity

Keeping Accurate Records

Keeping accurate records helps you to practice academic integrity. Whenever you consult a source, make a habit of writing down all relevant information. This includes but is not limited to the following:

Source details:

  • Title
  • Author(s)
  • Publication Date

Note details:

  • Whether information is quoted, summarized, or paraphrased
  • Page numbers

Your records may take one or many forms:

Record-keeping methods

Key Takeaways

  • Keeping accurate records helps you to maintain academic integrity and avoid plagiarism.
  • Note cards are a helpful tool for accurately recording information from sources and integrating that information in the final assignment. 

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