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Detroit Mercy Resources

  • Academic Honesty
    "Students, researchers, and professionals need to understand when and how to appropriately reference and acknowledge another person's ideas."(website)
  • SafeAssign Plagiarism Check
    SafeAssign is a tool that checks student papers against several databases to see if any of the content has been copied. SafeAssign is available at UDM through Knowledge (Blackboard).
  • Copyright and the TEACH Act"
    This tutorial explains general copyright principles and exemptions allowed for online courses through the TEACH Act

Student Resources

  • How to Avoid Plagiarism
    This fun video from the Rugters University's Paul Robeson Library defines plagiarism, introduces some real life examples, and features an interactive quiz on when to cite sources.
  • 26 Guidelines at a Glance on Avoiding Plagiarism
    Each of these guidelines links to more detailed information from Michael Roig's "Avoiding plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and other questionable writing practices: A guide to ethical writing", which was funded by the U.S. Office of Research Integrity.
    This webpage includes a clear explanation of what constitutes plagiarism, a glossary of related terms, tips on how to avoid plagiarism, and plagiarism FAQs and statistics.

Faculty Resources

  • International Center for Academic Integrity
    The Center for promotes research and discussion of academic integrity, as well as the development of standards and teaching pedagogies. The Center's website includes information on academic integrity research and publications.
  • AAUP Statement on Professional Ethics
    This code includes statements on using humans in research and corporate funding of research, and articles on honesty, honor codes, and misconduct.
  • Society for Values in HIgher Education (SVHE)
    The SVHE supports the study, discussion and promotion of values such as integrity, diversity, and social justice. The SVHE website includes a calendar of events, online forums, and information about the Democracy Project, which seeks to involve entire campuses in democratic values education.
  • Character Clearinghouse
    "Character Clearinghouse is an online center of information about research, curricula, and practices relating to the moral development of college students and features resources such as program descriptions, interviews, and other types of articles."-website
  • Preventing Plagiarism (Purdue OWL)
    Part of Purdue's Online Writing Lab's (OWL) website, this page links to lesson plans, activities and handouts that help students identify and avoid plagiarism.
  • Copyright and Fair Use in the UMUC Online and Face to Face Classroom
    The University of Maryland University College's detailed guide to copyright and fair use issues related to both print and multimedia materials.

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