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Academic Honesty and Plagiarism
A basic characteristic of scholarly work is citing the sources used or referred to or borrowed from. It is academic dishonesty to use ideas from (even if you put them in different words), paraphrase, or quote from someone else's work without acknowledging the other source.
If you use someone else's work - their words, ideas, art work, music, web pages, software, or some other expression - you must acknowledge the author or creator. Failure to do so is an unethical practice called plagiarism. Stetson has an official policy regarding plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty in the Student Code of Conduct and the University Honor System.
For more information on academic honesty and plagiarism, go to any of the following sites:
- Cite Source
(Trinity College, Hartford, CT. Used with permission.)
- You Quote It, You Note It
(Acadia University. Used with permission.)
- The Plagiarism Court
(Fairfield University. Used with permission.)
- Oops, I Plagiarized
(UCLA. "Created by and UCLA Library and used with permission.")
- Avoiding Plagiarism
(Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL). Used with permission.)
(Indiana University. Used with permission.)
- Plagiarism Tutorial
(University of Pittsburgh. Used with permission.)
- Synthesis: Using the Work of Others
(University of Maine, Farmington. Used with permission.)
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