Definition – Plagiarism is the use of someone else’s words or ideas without proper credit.
Typical Examples of Plagiarism
Turning in another person’s paper with your name on it.
Buying or copying a paper off the Internet.
Including parts of someone else’s works within your own.
- Providing false documentation – both incorrectly cited and made up sources.
- Omitting documentation completely.
Things to Cite
Direct Quotation – If you place a word for word excerpt from your source into your paper, the source / author must be cited.
Paraphrase – If you restate a passage from your source in your own words, the source / author must be cited.
Summarize – If you summarize the key concept or main idea from someone else’s work, you must give credit to the original source.
Online Tutorials on Plagiarism
Plagiarism: Just Don't Do it - http://www.andersonuniversity.edu/library.aspx?id=6005 - Anderson University
The Writing Place – http://www.writing.nw/u.edu – Northwestern University
Avoiding Plagiarism – www.orst.edu/admin/stucon/plag.htm - Oregon State University
OWL – Online Writing Lab – http://owl.english.purdue.edu/ - Purdue University Online Writing Lab
The university subscribes to an online antiplagarism tools called Turnitin.com which is administerd by the IT Department.
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