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Copyright and Fair Use

A quick overview of copyright law and fair use that may be helpful for faculty and students.

General Information

Why Should I Cite?

  • To give credit to the author's work
  • To help other researchers find your sources
  • To help support your ideas
  • To add to the body of knowledge in your subject
  • To show that you know your subject in-depth
  • To adhere to the university's academic integrity and honesty policy
  • To hopefully get cited yourself one day

ACU Policy

Please read ACU's Academic Integrity Policy. Practicing academic integrity and honesty starts with acknowledging other's work to inform your own work. The information below includes videos, quizzes, and tutorials on what plagiarism is, how to avoid it, and how to cite properly. 

Quizzes & Tutorials

Plagiarism: How to Avoid It

Brought to you by Excelsior College Online Writing Lab (OWL)