Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is constituted by the five core fundamental values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility and by the quality of courage. These values and qualities are central to the building, nurturing and sustaining of an academic community in which all members of the community will thrive. Adherence to the values expressed through academic integrity forms a foundation for the "freedom of inquiry and exchange of ideas" essential to the intellectual life of the University.

For more information, please see the Queen's Academic Integrity site.

Queen's University Library provides the following services to assist you in upholding these principles:

Citing & citation management

Academic writing, whether theses, assignments, reports, or scholarly articles, often involves summarizing, paraphrasing, or quoting sources of information that need to be cited. Please see our Citing & Citation Management page for more information about citation styles and citation management software.

Copyright & fair dealing

Situated in the library and working closely with Queen’s University Legal Counsel, the Copyright Advisory Office (CAO) is dedicated to educating, supporting and engaging Queen’s faculty, students and staff in matters pertaining to the relationship between copyright, access to knowledge and learning, teaching, research and scholarly communications. Learn more on our Copyright & Fair Dealing page.

Researcher training program

Our Researcher Training Program consists of an expanding set of self-serve training modules that will help you to successfully manage your digital research and scholarship effectively throughout the research lifecycle and at your point of need.

Scholarly publishing

The Scholarly Publishing services support Queen’s research and dissemination priorities through our Journal Hosting Service, a fast and efficient route to publishing original research, as well as showcasing faculty and student research in QSpace.  Also assists researchers in Avoiding Predatory Publishers & Conferences and Meeting Tri-Agency Open Access Requirements.

Research data management

Our Research Data Management services support researchers in meeting grant requirements, produce a more competitive grant application, increase the impact and visibility of their research, encourage the discovery and use of existing data to explore new research questions, better guarantee the data are accurate, complete, authentic, and reliable, ensure long-term preservation of data for future researchers, and ensure compliance with ethics and privacy policies.