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Academic Integrity

Ashland University's Academic Integrity Policy (excerpts)

At Ashland University academic integrity is to be revered, honored and upheld. Therefore, an academic integrity infraction is considered a very serious matter, as it corrupts the educational process and undermines the foundation of our community. Proper acknowledgment of ideas and sources is central to academic honesty. To insure academic honesty, it is important to examine that which constitutes academic dishonesty. Academic dishonesty includes:

1.) Plagiarism

2.) Fabrication

3.) Cheating

*Read the complete Ashland University's Academic Integrity Policy for details and consequences.

Useful Books


Thought Bubble


Welcome to the course guide for English Composition. This Guide can help you as you go through ENG 100, ENG 101, and ENG 102. List below are some of the things you should be able to do after participating in library instruction and using this guide. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Given a broad research topic, write a a clear-cut, manageable research question or statement. If necessary, use the 4W questions (who, what, where, when) to formulate your question.
  2. Given a research topic, compile a list of search terms or keywords.
  3. Understand the differences between Google and Library resources.
  4. Using the AU library's catalog or the OhioLINK catalog, find one relevant book on your topic.
  5. For your research topic, access general article index database (Academic Search Complete) or a discipline specific database (such as Education Research Complete), and find one relevant article on your topic.
  6. Understand that you do not need to use every article or book you find. Only use the items that will answer your questions and support your paper.

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