AUArts’ Student Code of Conduct states clearly that academic dishonesty and misconduct (cheating) not only have the potential to damage a student’s record and academic career, but is also “destructive behaviour that can diminish the reputation of the institution and undermine the achievements of those who teach and learn in such an environment”.

Plagiarism is one form of academic misconduct and defined in the Code as the “copying or representing the work of others, without giving credit to the authors, and submitting the work as one’s own…This includes copying the work of fellow students, printed material from any source, graphics, data or research findings from any source, or material found on the Internet”.

Web Links

Guide to Citations and Plagiarism

By Learning Assistance Resources, it offers an overview of citations and plagiarism.

Avoiding Plagiarism

University of Florida Library’s brief video on Avoiding Plagiarism by Joshua Vossler. 


Tutoring + Writing Centre

Provides drop-in tutoring and writing help throughout the fall, winter and spring semesters.

Academic Support

Offers resources on improving writing skills, learning better study habits, and other services in support of academic success.