Avoiding Plagiarism

The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary defines plagiarizing: “to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source.”

The consequences of plagiarism at Towson University may range from the required revision of your work to your expulsion from the University. Please familiarize yourself with the Towson University Student Academic Integrity Policy, where detailed descriptions of the different infractions and penalties are explained.

Check out these links that will help you to better understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.

The Academic Integrity Tutorial:Case Studies
http://www.yorku.ca/tutorial/academic_integrity/caseintro.html

Avoiding Plagiarism : Information for Students/ for Faculty
http://wally.rit.edu/researchguides/plagiarism.html

How to Avoid Plagiarism
http://www.umuc.edu/ugp/ewp_writingcenter/modules/plagiarism/intro.html

Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid it
http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml

For additional links:

Plagiarism Resources
http://pages.towson.edu/sara/plagiarism.html

Avoiding Plagiarism / Albert S. Cook Library
http://cooklibrary.towson.edu/avoidingPlagiarism.cfm
Last revised: July 26, 2007

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