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This guide will provide information on academic integrity and will highlight the issues surrounding the ethical use of information.
Ethics protects you and what you create, regulates how you use other people's information and safeguards your right to privacy.
"Moral principles that govern a person's behaviour or the conducting of an activity" (Oxford English Dictionary)
"Ethics is the branch of philosophy that involves the systematizing, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong conduct" (Wikipedia)
Understand what "Academic Integrity" is & how to use information ethically
Describe Intellectual Property and how it is protected
Know what Copyright is
Understand the concept of Referencing
Summarise Freedom of Information
Outline what Data Protection is
This level builds on information you will have received at Library Orientation.