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Introduction to Academic Integrity

Information Literacy Academic Integrity
This lesson has six purposes pertaining to academic integrity:

  • To teach you about the ethical use of information
  • To help you meet Student Learning Objective 5 of the BOR General Education Information Literacy Goal (#7)
  • To help you meet Standard 5.3 of the Association of College and Research Libraries' Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (see
  • To help you understand what logical fallacies are and why you should avoid them in your academic writing
  • To familiarize you with the USD College of Arts and Sciences plagiarism policy
  • To explain what plagiarism is, why you should avoid it, and how to avoid it