Good academic practice takes time and effort to get right. There are many resources available to support you in this process and it's worth remembering, you are part of the academic community, not working in isolation.
Honesty – acknowledging what is your own work and what ideas you have sourced from others, as well as what is your independent work and what is the product of legitimate collaboration
Trust – ensuring that others can trust that the work you produce is your own, and that the data and findings you produce are the product of well-conducted research
Fairness – knowing that the grades and award you achieve will be the product of hard work within the rules of the University and that you have not employed unfair means to gain an advantage
Respect – you respect the hard work and contribution of your fellow students and members of the wider academic community by acknowledging their research and ideas in your work
Responsibility – you take responsibility for ensuring you understand the academic conventions you need to follow in order to demonstrate the authenticity of your work, for example by managing your research and accurately using a referencing system
Center for Academic Integrity. The Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity. [Internet] The Center for Academic Integrity; 1999 [cited 2013 July 1]. Available from: http://www.academicintegrity.org/icai/assets/FVproject.pd
If you have any questions or problems that you need help with, there are several people you can contact.
In addition to the online resources available, we highly recommend the resources available in the University Library. These include specific guides on referencing but you shouldn't restrict yourself just to those. Learning good academic practice is a case of improving your overall study skills, so check out the great guides on studying at university, learning how to argue and also make sure to study the dissertation guides for your relevenat subject.