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

Avoiding Plagiarism : Information for Students/ for Faculty

How to Avoid Plagiarism

Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid it

For additional links:

Plagiarism Resources

Avoiding Plagiarism / Albert S. Cook Library
Last revised: July 26, 2007

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