Below are useful campus resources where you can get answers to your questions about academic integrity. These and other resources are also listed on the Princeton Writing Program’s website, at www.princeton.edu/writing/integrity.
Your Professors, Preceptors, and Lab Instructors. Your instructors can give you guidance on which citation style to use and whether you’re permitted to get feedback from a classmate or to collaborate on a problem set or lab report. If you’re unsure of your instructors’ expectations, just ask.
The Writing Center offers free one-on-one conferences with experienced fellow writers trained to consult on assignments in any discipline. Writing Center Fellows can help with any part of the writing process: brainstorming ideas, developing a thesis, structuring an argument, or revising a draft. The goal of each conference is to teach strategies that will encourage you become an astute reader and critic of your own work. Fellows can also help you distinguish your own ideas from those of your sources and cite them properly.
The Writing Center, Lauritzen Hall
Drop-in Hours: Sunday-Thursday evenings, 7 p.m.–10 p.m.
Learning Strategies Consultations. Consultants provide free one-on-one consultations and workshops on reading and note-taking strategies, time management, and dealing with procrastination — all integral to avoiding situations that may lead to plagiarism.
The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, 328 Frist Campus Center
The University Library. Online guides to source citation are available through the library home page (click on “Citing Sources”). You can also talk with librarians in Firestone Library or any of Princeton’s branch libraries about your research projects. Ask at the Firestone Reference Desk, make an appointment with a subject specialist, or make a research appointment online.
Counseling and Psychological Services. Panic is a risk factor for plagiarism. If you’re in a panic about a paper or project — or anything else — just pick up the phone and call. Counseling and other psychological services are available to you 24/7 during the academic year.
University Health Services, McCosh Health Center
Appointments: (609) 258-3285