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Academic Integrity


What is this guide about?

In any activity of creating/remixing content at college, be it a paper, a Canvas post, or a PowerPoint presentation, giving credit is important. Understanding how to give credit to other people’s ideas will also prevent you from many more serious consequences due to intentional or unintentional plagiarism in your professional life in the future. Complete this module to be an expert in citing information!


After reviewing this guide, you will be able to:

  • Elaborate the reasons for proper citation and the consequences of plagiarism.
  • Identify three ways of using other people’s ideas.
  • Comprehend when and how to cite and what tools to use to check for plagiarism.


To get started:

To navigate through the guide, use the tabs on the left-hand side.  

If you are affiliated with CSUN

  • Want to get a library badge? Enroll in the library research toolkit course and complete the Avoid Plagiarism module.
  • Are you a faculty member and hoping to embed an Avoid Plagiarism module into your Canvas course? Check out the Library's Canvas module embedding instruction page for more info.

Not affiliated with CSUN but still want to access the Canvas module? Check out our open Canvas course.

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Certified Citer: Complete the Avoid Plagiarism module

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