Academic Integrity and Referencing

“Academic integrity means a commitment to act with honesty, trustworthiness, fairness, respect and responsibility in all academic work. Academic integrity is the foundation of university life and is fundamental to the reputation of UniSA and its staff and students” (UniSA Assessment Policy & Procedures Manual, Section 9). 

Referencing can help you demonstrate academic integrity in your assignments, but there are other actions and behaviours which are important as well.  Find out more about what is expected from you as a UniSA student and how you can demonstrate academic integrity throughout your degree.

Learn about Academic Integrity at UniSA

Find out more about what Academic Integrity means in practice, get tips and resources, and check your understanding.

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Learn how to use Harvard UniSA referencing style

Get more information on Harvard UniSA referencing style or access guides to other referencing styles here.

Get tips on paraphrasing and integrating sources

Learn more about how to use sources effectively in your assignments.

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Access referencing guidelines & more

Access a range of other referencing guidelines, learn more about avoiding plagiarism, academic integrity, and using tools like Turnitin.

Ask a referencing question

Ask a referencing question or browse through previous discussions on UniSA’s referencing forum, or book an appointment here with a Learning Adviser to discuss assignment writing and using sources.

The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) has also developed a number of useful resources for students to assist with understanding of academic integrity, including how to identify, avoid and report illegal cheating services.

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