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Purpose of this Guide

This guide's sole purpose is to share information about resources available to AFIT students and researchers regarding plagiarism. It includes books and other media available at the D'Azzo Research Library to its customers and lists "off campus" resources as well, such as policies, procedures, guides, Web links, and other valuable tools that can be found in different places from a variety of sources.

AFIT's Current Academic Integrity and Misconduct Operating Instructions



According to the Council of Writing Program Administrators,

"In an instructional setting, plagiarism occurs when a writer deliberately uses someone else’s language, ideas, or other original (not common-knowledge) material without acknowledging its source." says,

"Plagiarism is the use of another's original words or ideas as though they were your own."

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Writing Center defines plagiarism as

"the deliberate or reckless representation of another’s words, thoughts, or ideas as one’s own without attribution in connection with submission of academic work, whether graded or otherwise."

According to Stanford University's Office of Community Standards:

"Plagiarism is defined as the use, without giving reasonable and appropriate credit to or acknowledging the author or source, of another person's original work, whether such work is made up of code, formulas, ideas, language, research, strategies, writing or other form(s)."

And, last, from the Emory University Honor Code:

"A writer's facts, ideas, and phraseology should be regarded as his property. Any person who uses a writer's ideas or phraseology without giving due credit is guilty of plagiarism."


The Punishable Perils of Plagiarism

Created by Melissa Huseman D'Annunzio (lesson) and Hache Rodriguez (animation).

From TED-ED's YouTube description:

"Fighting plagiarism is serious business. From brainchild-snatching to wholly quotables, plagiarists have plenty of wily ways to pass others' work off as their own -- and all of them are threats to original thinking. Melissa Huseman D'Annunzio imagines what would happen if a Department of Plagiarism Investigation were on the case."

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10 Types of Plagiarism (authored and published by Turnitin)

A white paper and infographic from Turnitin, created to help students identify inappropriate uses of source material.


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