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Academic Integrity @ Sheridan College

According to Sheridan's 
Academic Integrity Policy:

"Sheridan expects that Students will claim credit only for their own ideas, writing, projects and creations. Where others have contributed, or non-original ideas have been included, Students will give proper recognition and reference. Students will not attempt to gain unfair academic advantage in any academic work whether graded or ungraded."


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What's a Citation?

A citation is a reference to the source of an idea or piece of information. Your citation should allow anyone who sees your reference list to be able to find the original source (book, article, video, etc) you used in your research. Typically, citations include information such as author, title, date, location. Whenever you get information from a source, quote it, or base your ideas on another person's work, you must cite the source in an accepted citation style. 

Citation Help - Reference & Citation Specialists

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Get help with citations by booking an appointment with Citation & Reference Specialists. To schedule your meeting, go to the Tutoring website, email for more information.


Why Are Citations Important?

  • To give credit to the author or creator whose ideas/concepts you are using
  • To show where you found your information, and prove you used credible sources
  • To add credibility and support to your own argument
  • To respect creators’ moral rights within the Canadian Copyright Act.

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