Preventing Student Plagiarism

Resources for Students Available from

Your Student Handbook (see Academic Studies in the Regulations and Rules section).

Academic Secretariat (AS)

About Plagiarism and How to Avoid it: Hot Tips for PolyU Students (A booklet)
This handy booklet serves as a quick guide to doing plagiarism-free work.

Online Tutorial on Academic Integrity: A Quick Student Guide
The Online Tutorial on Academic Integrity has been developed to raise students’ awareness of academic integrity and the University’s expectations for honest academic behaviour. The Tutorial is available on LEARN@ PolyU(理學網). This quick guide contains essential information on how to access the tutorial and its completion requirements.

More information can be found on the Online Tutorial on Academic Integrity FAQs page as well.

Office of General University Requirements (OGUR)

User guides to using Turnitin and SafeAssign with LEARN@ PolyU(理學網)
Turnitin and SafeAssign are online plagiarism detection tools. They are available for students’ use on LEARN@ PolyU(理學網). These guides will walk you through the steps of using them via LEARN@ PolyU(理學網).

Quick Student Guide to Using Turnitin with LEARN@ PolyU(理學網)

Quick Student Guide to Using SafeAssign with LEARN@ PolyU(理學網)

Educational Development Centre (EDC)

Online Information Literacy Programme: InfoLit for U MOOC
Module 4 of this programme provides information on what is plagiarism, how plagiarism is detected, and tips to avoid plagiarism. (Login KEEP with your university account)

PolyU Library

EndNote (a reference management tool) helps you manage your citations. You can find more about EndNote from the Library website.  

Publication manuals are available in both circulation and reserved collections.

The Centre for Independent Language Learning (CILL) offers information about quoting, summarising, paraphrasing, in-text and end-of-text referencing:

Also read the reference books on the shelf labelled "Writing" and "Study Skills" in CILL for advice and examples.

Centre for Independent Language Learning (CILL) [Location: A305]

Referencing Machine
The Referencing Machine formats references for you.

Referencing guides to APA, Harvard, IEEE and Vancouver style referencing
These guides provide detailed explanations on the mechanics of citations and referencing examples for different types of sources in different referencing styles.

English Language Centre (ELC)

Writing Assistance Programme
The Writing Assistance Programme offers individual help with your writing. More information can be found at ELC.