Avoid Plagiarism

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Plagiarism is defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as: "The act of stealing and passing off the ideas or words of another as one's own."  

  • You must properly acknowledge your sources of information by citing them. If you do not cite your sources, you may be accused of violating academic integrity. Examples of actions that violate academic integrity include plagiarism and cheating.

The Carleton University Academic Integrity policy defines academic integrity as follows:

  • "Sound scholarship rests on a commitment to a code of academic integrity that stresses principles of honesty, trust, respect, fairness and responsibility. The university demands integrity of scholarship from all of its members including students. The quality and integrity of academic work is paramount in achieving student success." Refer to Carleton University's Academic Integrity web site for more details.


Content last updated: February 8, 2019