Whether intentional or accidental, plagiarism is a violation of the Academic Honor Code, which states that "all students are expected to accept and abide by the values of honesty, integrity, and truthfulness in their academic pursuits." Penalties for violating the Academic Honor Code can range from failure for the assignment involved to failure of the course. Repeated violations can result in dismissal from the University. (Source: 2017-18 Student Handbook, p.87, Salve Regina University)
What is plagiarism?
According to Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, to plagiarize means "to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own; use (another's production) without crediting the source; to commit literary theft; present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source." (2004)
Plagiarism includes the following offenses:
(Source: Taken from "Preventing Plagiarism: A Guide for Students" from the Staley Library at Millikin University)
How can I avoid plagiarism?
To avoid plagiarism, you must give credit whenever you:
(Source: Taken from "Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It" from Writing Tutorial Services at Indiana University)
Why do I need to cite sources?
Usually all research papers must include citations. Citations ensure: