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This guide provides videos, articles, tutorials, and other info related to Academic Honesty. Faculty and librarians can use this information with students as needed.

Academic Honesty sessions

Julianne Miranda conducts Academic Honesty discussions with classes upon professors' requests. Please contact her at jmiranda@depauw.edu to set up a session with your class.

Doing Honest Work in College

In the early pages of his book, Charles Lipson states that "Academic honesty boils down to three simple but powerful principles:

  • When you say you did the work yourself, you actually did it.
  • When you rely on someone else's work, you cite it. When you use their words, you quote them openly and accurately, and you cite them, too.
  • When you present research materials, you present them fairly and truthfully. That's true whether the research involves data, documents, or the writings of other scholars."

Lipson, Charles. Doing Honest Work in College. 2nd edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008. page 3.

Students are no longer receiving copies of Doing Honest Work in College. However, faculty may still assign readings from the book, and direct students to use copies of the most recent edition, which will be on reserve at the libraries. There are still some copies of the book available for faculty through the Academic Life office.