Academic Integrity

Research, Citations, & How to Avoid Plagiarism

What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is a violation of Doral College's Academic Integrity policy, below, and carries serious consequences:

Academic Integrity: Doral College students must know, observe, and not compromise the principles of academic integrity. It is not permissible to cheat, to fabricate or falsify information, to submit the same academic work in more than one course without prior permission, to plagiarize, to receive unfair advantage, or to otherwise abuse accepted practices for handling and documenting information. The grade for all courses includes the judgment that the student’s work is free from academic dishonesty of any type.

Watch this short video from Brock University in Canada to understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.

Help with Citations

There are a variety of resources available to help students learn to cite material properly including free citation checkers and bibliography tools.

The tool you select will depend on which citation style your instructor would like you to use.

Browse through the links below for more information. For help finding research material, check out our library resources in the "Getting Help" module.


  1. Purdue OWL

  2. Easy Bib

  3. Citation Machine