Answered By: Sue Ann Brainard
Last Updated: Aug 24, 2018     Views: 0

Plagiarism - When you present someone else's work or ideas as your own. 

Plagiarism can be accidental or intentional cheating. Plagiarism is taken seriously as a form of academic misconduct, and it is important to make sure that you acknowledge when information you are presenting comes from other people or authors. Citations are an essential part of your paper or presentation.

Plagiarism can be:

  • Copying someone's paragraphs, sentences, or phrases without giving them credit;
  • Paraphrasing without citation;
  • Using someone's ideas or concepts without citation;
  • Taking phrases from numerous sources without citation (Mosaic Plagiarism);
  • Quoting somebody's words incorrectly or out of context;
  • Copying images or music without permission or without proper attribution;
  • Citing incorrectly - citing the wrong source or having incomplete or inaccurate citations;
  • Intentionally presenting someone else's work as your own;
  • Failing to acknowledge the contribution of others in work produced collaboratively;
  • Paying someone else to do your work;
  • Submitting work written by you for another course (self-plagiarism).

Please see the list of Plagiarism Workshops offered every semester at Milne Library. For help with actual citations, see our citations guide.