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Academic Integrity: Getting Started

Ethics in Using Information

Academic Integrity: Ethics in Using Information

This guide will provide information on academic integrity and will highlight the issues surrounding the ethical use of information.

What is Ethics?

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)

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand what "Academic Integrity" is & how to use information ethically

  • Describe Intellectual Property and how it is protected

  • Know what Copyright is

  • Avoid Plagiarism

  • Understand the concept of Referencing

  • Summarise Freedom of Information

  • Outline what Data Protection is

Level: 2

This level builds on information you will have received at Library Orientation. 

Canvas Module: Citing Referencing & Plagiarism


Check out the Library's Canvas module on Citing, Referencing & Plagiarism



Liaison Librarian

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Virginia Conrick
Liaison Librarian: Business & Law.
Boole Library,
University College Cork.
+353 (21) 490-3953