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Get help with academic writing

The RRU Writing Centre has extensive online resources to help you learn more about academic writing; to get started, visit Where Are You in Your Writing Journey?

To see all the Writing Centre's online resources, please visit the Writing Centre's guides.

If you're a RRU student, you can also schedule individual appointments for personalized support; for more information, please visit Writing Centre Services.

Finally, if you're a RRU student and you have questions, please contact the Writing Centre.


At Royal Roads University:

Plagiarism is the act of presenting the ideas or works of another as one's own. This applies to all materials, electronic or in print, including laboratory reports, seminar presentations, computer programs, research projects and results, postings online, in discussion groups, and statistical data. The use of such material either directly or indirectly without proper acknowledgment (i.e., footnotes or endnotes) is contrary to the norms of academic behaviour. (Royal Roads University, 2017a, para. 6)


Intentional improper citation may constitute plagiarism, such as not using quotation marks when required to indicate other’s work, not acknowledging significant concepts from other’s work even when you paraphrased it, and not actually looking at a source that you quote. (Royal Roads University, 2017a, para. 13)

Plagiarism is taken seriously at RRU, and the consequences can range from failing an assignment to being asked to leave the program (Royal Roads University, 2017b). Remember that at RRU, a team both succeeds and fails as a team. Accordingly, if a member of a team plagiarizes, the consequences of that action may apply to all members of his/her team.

To learn more about Royal Roads' academic integrity policy for students, please visit Academic Integrity and Misconduct - StudentsFor more information on the policies related to that policy, please visit Academic Integrity and Misconduct - Students. While the second resource has the same title as the previous resource, it provides different information. 

If you have questions about the academic integrity policy or procedures, please contact the Office of Research Ethics.


Royal Roads University. (2017a). Academic integrity and misconduct - students.

Royal Roads University. (2017b). Academic integrity and misconduct procedures for students.

Citing your sources

The Writing Centre has extensive resources to assist students with citing sources correctly. Please visit APA Style (7th ed.) for an introductory video, as well as more information about the formatting, citing, and referencing rules.

If you are citing Canadian legal documents, please refer to the Legal Citation guide.

To search for specific information related to citing or referencing materials, please visit WriteAnswers.

Citation managers

Citation managers are personal databases you fill with citations for all the articles, books, and other documents you use in the course of your research. Citation managers can generate bibliographies from your collected document descriptions.

All the citation managers listed here are web-accessible. They require downloads for full functionality, but they also store your citations 'in the cloud' so you can access your material from multiple computers and devices.

There are many more options for citation managers than are listed here. If you want help deciding which of these is best for you, this page can help.