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Academic Honesty

Tools to avoid plagiarism

Best Defense: Cite Your Sources!

A key way to avoid plagiarism is to properly cite your sources. Most professors require you to write a certain style of paper (for example, APA or MLA) and look for citations within your work to signal your paper's support from other works.

For help on learning to cite your papers and projects, Brenau University has the following resources:

The Trustee Library

The Trustee Library has skilled information professionals who can educate and guide you through the research process in the classroom, one-on-one, and online.

Research Guides: The best starting point!. Visit the "Writing for an A" guide to get started.

Research Tutorials: A collection of librarian created online videos on specific research topics and strategies. The tutuorials emphasize and instruct on avoiding plagiarism.

Make an Appointment: Students may request an individual session with a librarian for research and citation assistance.


Writing Center

Located in the Trustee Library and online, the Writing Center has qualified tutors available to help throughout the writing process.






How to Avoid Plagiarism

A visually engaging introduction to the definition and pitfalls of plagiarism from the University of Edinburgh

Am I Plagiarizing?