Academic dishonesty has always been known to plague institutions of higher learning the world over. However, issues of plagiarism come into limelight with increased access to the internet as more students and faculty rely on it for information. Although many within the academic environment engage in acts of plagiarism knowingly, some get involved unknowingly for lack of citation knowledge. While this may have been a big problem in the past, the story is different today as online reference tools now abound to aid novice researchers, while easing the work of the more experienced. This paper therefore, discusses how the academic community can take advantage of online reference tools as a measure to combat plagiarism.