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Rockefeller Graduate Students

This guide provides basic information about library services, scholarly communication services, academic integrity, and citation help for graduate students of Rockefeller College

Practicing Academic Integrity

As a member of the scholarly community, you are expected to use information ethically. This includes properly acknowledging information you use in your research. The tutorials at the link below will help you understand what constitutes academic dishonesty, how to avoid plagiarism, and what resources are available through the libraries and University at Albany. If you need further assistance, please contact your subject librarian.

Citation Help

There are many resources available to help you properly cite scholarship and to help you manage citations. You can find help with these resources at the library!

Tips to Avoid Plagiarism

  • Plan ahead: It's tempting to take shortcuts when you are in a hurry. Manage your time to ensure you don't wind up writing your paper at the last minute.
    • Schedule writing time. Treat this scheduled time like any other commitment.
  • Get organized: Take advantage of free or low-cost resources to help you organize your research.
    • Some suggestions are linked below.
  • Use information ethically: Make citing sources part of your note-taking and writing practice.
    • Be sure to properly paraphrase or quote sources and cite them in your notes. Write your own thoughts in brackets or a different color to distinguish your ideas from those of others.