Academic Integrity means being honest about the contribution of others to your work and the way you behave during tests and examinations.

I am being honest when I cite the website I used to help construct this page:

Luca,J. (2015). Home – Maintaining Academic Integrity – LibGuides at Toorak College.[online] Available at: [Accessed 22 Mar.2015]

According to Professor Peter McPhee (Provost 2007-2009), “The most important attribute that The University of Melbourne would like to see in its graduates is a profound respect for truth, and for the ethics of Scholarship….we want our graduates to be capable of independent thought, to be able to do their own work, and to know how to acknowledge the work of others.”

The same is true for students at Scone Grammar School.

But what is plagiarism and when should you cite sources?

Me? Plagiarize?

Hartness Library CCV/Vermont Tech (6 July 2012) Me? Plagarize? Available at: [Accessed 18 Mar.2015]

Plagiarism Rap

University of Alberta (2013).Plagiarism Rap (cite Your Sources).[online] Available at: [Accessed 22 Mar.2015]


Plagiarism is using someone else’s words and ideas as if they were your own. Some examples of plagiarism are:

  • Copying information from a website, book, song, film, image or another student and presenting it as your own
  • Paraphrasing, quoting or using ideas from sources, without acknowledging your source material in a reference list
  • Translating whole sentences using an internal translator in a language assignment

To avoid plagiarism

  • Take notes in your own words under sub-headings relevant to your assignment
  • Avoid cutting and pasting
  • Find information from a number of sources
  • Cite your sources throughout your assignment and in a reference list
  • Use quotation marks if you are making a direct quote of somebody else’s work
  • Acknowledge photographs, song lyrics with a caption citing their creator and source

Acceptable / Unacceptable

University of Alberta, (2013). Acceptable/Unacceptable. [online] Available at: [Accessed 31 Mar. 2015].

Paraphrasing from Easy Bib

Vimeo, (2014). Paraphrasing. [online] Available at:// [Accessed 22 Mar.2015]

How Do I Reference

Canning, Chris (2014). How to reference (FE) Moodle version. [online] Avaialble at:[Accessed 22 Mar,2015]

A Guide to Harvard Referencing

University of Derby, (2012). A Guide to Harvard Referencing. [online] Available at:[Accessed 22 Mar.2015}.