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Academic Honesty: Plagiarism

Information about Academic Honesty, compiled by your Librarians

What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is using someone else's words or ideas and passing them off as your own. 

Let's Be Honest: The Plagiarism Spectrum

Types of Plagiarism

Plagiarism comes in many forms. Here are a few examples:

  • Copying and pasting from another source word-for-word without using quotes or otherwise citing it
  • Turning in someone else's work as your own (such as work done by a parent, sibling, or tutor) 
  • Submitting identical coursework for more than one class

Plagiarism - Saturday Night Live