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Academic integrity is a fundamental value that all students are expected to uphold. At PolyU, various resources are available to provide a fair and honest learning environment which encourages you to maintain high academic standards.
The Student Handbook covers information on academic integrity, student conducts and discipline. To ensure that you stay clear from dishonest behaviours, find out how to maintain academic integrity and the consequences of dishonest behaviours from the following sections in the Handbook: Academic Studies in the Regulations and Rules section, and Appendix 3 Plagiarism.
Online Tutorial on Academic Integrity
The Tutorial helps students understand what academic integrity means, what constitutes plagiarism and ways to avoid it. It also provides essential information and study skills that students need for their academic study. You may be required or encouraged to complete the Online Tutorial on Academic Integrity within your first year of study at PolyU.
For more information, please refer to Online Tutorial on Academic Integrity: A Student Guide.
Resources on avoiding plagiarism
The booklet About Plagiarism and How to Avoid it: Hot Tips for PolyU Students serves as a quick guide to help you understand more about plagiarism and learn how to use sources properly in your work. It also provides useful information on resources and help on avoiding plagiarism. This handy booklet can be accessed at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/ogur/academic_integrity/Plagiarism_Booklet.pdf
You can also obtain more information about using sources and referencing styles from the following web page of the Centre for Independent Language Learning, English Language Centre of this University: https://elc.polyu.edu.hk/CILL/reference.aspx
RefWorks, a web-based reference management tool which helps you create your bibliographic database, is available from the University’s library resources at
Plagiarism detection tools
PolyU provides licenced use of the plagiarism prevention and detection tools Turnitin and SafeAssign on LEARN@PolyU (理學網). For more information about these two systems, visit http://turnitin.com/ and https://safeassign.blackboard.com/
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As a “learning hub” of PolyU, our library offers impressive collections of study materials, including e-books and journals and audio-visual materials. You are welcome to use the study carrels and the group discussion rooms, or grab a cup of freshly-brewed coffee from the new Libcafe!