Student Resources

We're here to help you succeed honestly

We've compiled some useful tools to help you get it right including writing guides, citing tutorials and tips on effective and ethical paraphrasing.


You can improve the flow of your paper when you paraphrase someone else's thoughts but be sure you properly acknowledge the source of your idea. Learn more about conscientious paraphrasing.


Learning how to cite materials accurately is a valuable skill that will serve you throughout your education and your career. Learn more about the different methods of citing.


Need more help? The university provides preventative services such as the Dalhousie Libraries' online tutorials and lessons from the Writing Centre as well as defensive services provided by the Student Advocacy Service. Learn more about services.

Other Resources

There are many resources available to help you be certain of Academic Integrity:

  • Urkund is a tool inside Brightspace which compares submitted assignments against a set of previously written papers to identify areas of overlap between the submission and existing works.
  • Zotero is a free citation manager that allows you to manage citations, webpages, images and full-text articles.