Academic integrity refers to the ethics of research and scholarly communication in academia. This includes values such maintaining academic standards as citing research sources correctly, thus avoiding plagiarism.
Sometimes it seems as if we live in a "copy-and-paste" world, but you always need to give credit to the sources you use to support your research. whether you directly quote the ideas of others or paraphrase their ideas in your own words. The infographic below can help you avoid plagiarism:
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