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Academic Integrity & Avoiding Plagiarism: Home

Use this guide to navigate issues of academic integrity and scholarly communication.

What is Academic Integrity?

Academic work is ​a shared enterprise that depends on a commitment to truthfulness.

SLC students are expected to abide by the standards of intellectual integrity that govern the broader academic community to which the College belongs:

1. The origin of the ideas, data, and forms of expression that one employs in one’s own work

2. Giving due credit to the sources from which one has borrowed and

3. Affording one’s reader a means of consulting those sources directly

The Sarah Lawrence College Student Handbook 2017-2018 (pg. 20)


     Key Concepts from the SLC Student Handbook

Library Workshops

Find and RSVP to all Library Workshops here.

Defining and Preventing Plagiarism: Sources, citations, common knowledge
Learn how to avoid the 10 different types of plagiarism and how to properly cite your sources.

Mendeley Workshop
Learn how to organize your research by using the citation management tool Mendeley. This workshop will show you how to add PDFs and other citations, organize and edit your library, and how to create bibliographies in your desired style (APA, MLA, etc).

PubMed Like a Pro
Learn how to best utilize PubMed, including features like MeSH, alerts, saving searches, and more.

Information Literacy for a Democratic Society
In this time of “Information Overload,” it can be hard to parse out the critical information you need to better engage in the world around you. This workshop helps you develop the skills to find, critically read, evaluate, and track credible sources to become an informed, active, and information literate member of society. Join us for a workshop with the Research Services Librarians to become a more engaged citizen by being information literate.

Research in the "Real World"
Worried about losing access to databases when you graduate? Learn what open access resources are available to you and how to find and utilize free and credible information. 

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