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Plagiarism

Are you required to review the three plagiarism tutorials as a course requirement? 

If yes, certify that you have completed the assignment by returning the form on the Confirmation tab. You must answer the questions for completion. Thank You. Plagiarism is a violation of PCOM Policies on Academic Integrity and Intellectual Property.


In an electronic world of "cut and paste" it is easy to fail to credit sources appropriately. Yes, paraphrasing is plagiarism.

Taking the ideas or copying the language of another writer without formal acknowledgment is plagiarism.

Students who would never copy another student's exam answers may think nothing of borrowing the ideas or wording from another author. Writers must always document the ideas and information which are outside the realm of common knowledge. For example, well known facts require no documentation, while obscure facts would require documentation. When in doubt, it is always better to err on the side of caution and document your sources.

"All of the following are considered plagiarism: copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit, failing to put a quotation in quotation marks, giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation, changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit."

Plagiarism.org Learning Center: Plagiarism Definitions, Tips on avoiding Plagiarism, Guidelines for proper citation, & Help Indentifying Plagiarism.

Visit the DHHS Office of Research Integrity web site for a research-focused discussion of plagiarism and intellectual property.

The Perdue Online Writing Lab Is it Plagiarism Yet? Avoiding Plagiarism

PCOM Plagiarism Tutorial

Plagiarism Tutorials

Are you guilty of deliberate or unintentional plagairism?  Find out!

Plagiarism Video

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