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BUSN - Graduate Programs in Business (MBA, EMBA, GEEMBA)

Information on using the Library to access print and electronic resources to help with MBA/EMBA courses and projects.

What is plagiarism? (Video)

  Plagiarism: How to avoid it by Bainbridge College

You Quote It, You Note It!

Have fun and learn about the importance of citing your sources with this interactive tutorial produced by the Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University. 

Why cite?

In North American academic contexts, writers are expected to cite sources whenever they take ideas, information, or words from a source.

Failure to cite sources according to a standard style can result in plagiarism. Plagiarism most commonly involves:

  • failing to cite a source
  • citing a source but failing to use quotation marks to indicate borrowed wording
  • following the original text too closely when paraphrasing


Plagiarism/Cheating/Other Academic Misconduct (Graduate Studies, University of Calgary)

Definitions, penalties, procedure etc.

Honesty in Academics (University of Calgary)

Guidelines and resources to better prepare you in your work, and support you in understanding the rules set out by the administration.


ABC's of Referencing - Citing Sources (University of Calgary)

Explains why and when to reference and provides some useful tips and tricks.


Avoiding Plagiarism (University of Alberta Libraries)

An excellent guide to understand and avoid plagiarism when using web-based resources.


How to Recognize Plagiarism (Indiana U Bloomington)

Tutorial that explains plagiarism with examples and includes a quiz.

How to avoid accidental plagiarism

  How to avoid accidental plagiarism (Haskayne Business Library)

Avoiding plagiarism (University of Guelph)

Avoiding plagiarism (Purdue University)