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This guide provides an overview of plagiarism.

Academic Integrity at UNT 

The academic community is built on shared values and ethical standards that scholars and researchers are expected to uphold in their academic pursuits. This means academic integrity plays a vital role at universities by promoting honesty, ethics, and intellectual rigor.

At the University of North Texas, we prioritize fostering a culture of academic integrity rooted in trust and honesty. This means as a student you are engaging in ethical practices, such as:

  • acknowledging where the information you use comes from (clearly citing or referencing the source)
  • not presenting other people's work as your own
  • accurately reporting research findings and following research policies
  • acting ethically or doing the “right thing”

This also means we have established and enforce UNT Policy 06.003, Student Academic Integrity which overviews the various definitions for different types of academic dishonesty, responsibilities of each party involved, penalties and sanctions for misconduct, procedures for single and multiple violations academic, and the appeals process. If you have questions about academic integrity, please contact the Office of Academic Integrity.

Academic Integrity Resources

To learn more about academic integrity, please visit UNT Student Academic Integrity Policy and academic integrity resources.

For Students

  • Subject Librarians are here to support and assist you in a wide range of research needs including academic integrity, locating resources, proper citations, and individual research appointments.
  • The Credo Module: Citations & Academic Integrity covers the importance of academic integrity and the basics of citing sources in different styles. Portions of the Credo Module were included in this module. 

For Faculty

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