Academic Integrity and Plagiarism


This page is designed to help you understand information ethics, which includes academic integrity, plagiarism, and related issues.

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Plagiarism and academic dishonesty can take different forms. Here are a few examples:

  • Buying a term paper from a paper mill or research service.
  • Copying, in whole or in part, from a free term paper site or other web site.
  • Copying from a fellow student, with or without his/her knowledge.
  • Having a fellow student write a paper for you.
  • Copying information from a source without acknowledgement.
  • Copying exactly from a text, citing that text but neglecting to put it in quotation marks.
  • Paraphrasing without documenting a source.
  • Using information generated by a tutoring service for exercises or exams.

Continue to Part 2: Intellectual Property and Fair Use