Plagiarism Resources

This list of websites is a good starting point to learn how to identify and prevent plagiarism and to support academic integrity.

Both intentional and unintentional plagiarisms are considered forms of academic dishonesty.

Unintentional plagiarism happens when students don't realize that ideas and thoughts borrowed from published or unpublished works must be cited, or cite them incorrectly. Most sources published online, including graphs, data sets, images, songs, and other media, are copyrighted and must be cited or it is considered plagiarized.

Intentional plagiarism is presenting someone else’s work, thoughts or ideas as your own. The most common examples of intentional plagiarism:

  • Using published or unpublished materials without crediting the sources
  • Purchasing or borrowing a paper
  • Submitting as your own work done by a group
  • Resubmitting the same work or part of work done for another course without notifying an instructor that it was previously used.
  • Creating fake citations

Plagiarism Resource Links