Answered By: Kate Cameron
Last Updated: Nov 07, 2022     Views: 152

Plagiarism, put simply, is taking credit for work that isn't your own. This is addressed in two main ways for students:

Academic dishonesty

  • Knowingly copying someone else's work and submitting it as your own.
  • Includes things like cheating on a test or assignment, or purchasing an essay or paper online.

Improper citation practices

  • Although this is often unintentional, improper citation of resources in a research paper is also considered academic dishonesty or plagiarism.
  • Take the time to learn about how to cite in MLA or APA style when you have an assignment involving research. Librarians can help you with any citation questions.
  • We recommend you keep a research log to stay organized and make sure you don't accidentally plagiarize in your papers. 
  • The library's complete plagiarism help guide can be found here.

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