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Plagiarism and Academic Honesty

Understanding plagiarism and how to avoid it

What your professor may see as plagiarism

Here are some actions that are considered plagiarism. Plagiarism can be intentional or accidental, but in the end, it is still a breach of academic honesty.

Plagiarism Resources and Information from Purdue's OWL

The Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) is a reputable and excellent resource for writing and composition. This box features links to some of their best resources on plagiarism including tutorial and handouts.

Berea College Student Handbook: Academic Dishonesty statement

Students are expected to be scrupulous in their observance of high standards of honesty in regard to tests, assignments, term papers, and all other procedures relating to class work. Academic dishonesty as used here includes, but is not limited to, plagiarism, cheating on examinations, theft of examinations or other materials from an instructor’s files or office or from a room in which these are being copied, copying of an instructor’s test material without the permission of the instructor, theft of computer files from another person, or attributing to one’s self the work of others, with or without the others’ permission.

Learn more about Berea College's policies by following the link below.

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

A unit from the University of Georgia Sytem's Online Library Learning Center. This unit teaches you about copyright issues, the importance of citing your sources and ways to give credit.

Quick Plagiarism Quiz

This simple flash tutorial has six simple questions you can answer to test your knowledge on plagiarism. Tutorial comes from Emporia State College (SUNY). If you have a problem using flash, you can also find a simple text version at the site.

Some selected books from the Hutchins Library

Tip Sheets from the Center for Transformative Learning

Various handouts on topics such as writing, documentation, and study skills. For example, need a quick fact sheet on how to use MLA or APA style?  You will find it here.

Hutchins Library: BANC Subject Headings

Want to locate some books in the Hutchins Library about plagiarism, copyright, and other academic honesty issues? You can go to our library catalog, BANC, and use the following subject headings:

  • Plagiarism.
  • Cheating (Education)
  • Copyright
  • Copyright infringement -- United States.
  • Fair Use (Copyright) -- United States
  • Fair Use (Copyright) -- United States -- Popular works.
  • Intellectual property -- United States