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Academic Integrity Tutorial

Academic Integrity at the University of Southern California is a tutorial developed in a partnership between USC Libraries and  Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards. Students have 24/7 access to a 15-minute online tutorial providing an overview of academic integrity at USC. A certificate of completion is awarded at the end of tutorial after correctly completing an online quiz. By the end of the tutorial students will know:

  • When and how to cite sources
  • How to avoid plagiarism
  • The sanctions related to violating academic integrity standards at USC
  • How to avoid unauthorized collaboration
  • How to avoid cheating and the falsification of information
  • About library resources available to help achieve academic success as well as to avoid plagiarism

Online tutorial is 15 minutes

Assessment quiz takes 5-10 minutes

Print online certificate to turn in to professors

Do you have questions, would you like more information, or would you like to give feedback on the tutorial? Please contact


Correctly Reference & Cite

RefWorks is a Web-based citation manager that allows you to import references from text files, web sites or online databases. You can use RefWorks to format a paper and a bibliography in seconds. (First time users should sign up for an individual account and select a username and password--see below.)

From computers connecting via wireless or off-campus, the USC Group Code is required. The group code is RWUSC

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