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UAlbany and Academic Integrity
Undergraduate Academic Regulations
It is very important to read this section of the University's Undergraduate Bulletin. Too many students end up in academic difficulty because they are not familiar with the academic regulations. Do yourself a major favor and read this early in your time at the University.
Using Images and Other Media Ethically
You may have noticed that the images in this guide are all attributed. Not only that, but they are licensed for use such that they can be used in this guide. To be an ethical creator and sharer of information, you will want to make sure you are using images that aren't copyrighted. Below are some good sources for images--but check the details to be sure. Keep in mind that you can share your work via these sites, just as others have shared with you!
Images, videos, and music that are available for free downloads. You will still want to attribute the creator.
"One goal of Creative Commons is to increase the amount of openly licensed creativity in “the commons” — the body of work freely available for legal use, sharing, repurposing, and remixing. Through the use of CC licenses, millions of people around the world have made their photos, videos, writing, music, and other creative content available for any member of the public to use."
Millions of media files you can use (and attribute!).
Building Upon the Ideas of Others
Aspects of Academic Integrity
Practicing Academic Integrity
This link will take you to a selection of resources that will introduce you to a variety of aspects of honoring the intellectual work of others, regardless of the format it takes. You are highly encouraged to explore these resources.
This guide from the University Libraries provides guidance in citing sources, along with links to several citation styles.
This is an excellent resource to consult when you are writing papers and citing sources. Check the menu on the left for all the resources. This is provided as a service by the Purdue University Online Writing Lab.