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Ed.D. Library Resources: Academic

Your guide to the most pertinent library resources for doctoral students

Concordia University's Statement on Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity at Concordia University

A college degree prepares people to serve as professionals in society. All professions expect that their members conduct their work with integrity and character, for their work affects the whole fiber and strength of the society. As part of Concordia’s goal to prepare students to be leaders for the transformation of society, students are expected to pursue their studies with integrity and character. By choosing to attend Concordia, students agree to the following statements and practices.


The Code of Academic Integrity at Concordia University Online reflects the community’s values of honesty and integrity in the work of all scholars and students. Students are charged to honestly complete and present their work under the terms specified by the instructor. As a Christian community, the covenant of trust pledged among community members is honored, and the values expressed in Philippians 4:8-9 are modeled:

“Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.”

Statement of Academic Integrity

As a member of the Concordia University community, I will neither engage in fraudulent or unauthorized behaviors in the presentation and completion of my work, nor will I provide unauthorized assistance to others.


What is plagiarism?

"The practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own" (Oxford Dictionary of English)

This includes using your classmates' words and ideas without crediting them!

You can avoid plagiarism by:

  • taking effective notes
  • paraphrasing, summarizing and quoting appropriately
  • understanding what is common knowledge
  • recording citation information for your sources
  • citing your sources correctly

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