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Academic Honesty & Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the act of taking credit for work that is not your own and can have very serious consequences. 

CSUSM's official Academic Honesty Policy outlines expectations for students.  
- Scroll down to Part VI: Definitions for information related to citation and plagiarism.

Merriam Webster Definitions 

  • to use the words or ideas of another person as if they were your own words or ideas 
  • 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

"Plagiarize.", Merriam-Webster, 2020. Accessed 21 Sept. 2020.

Videos on Plagiarism

Videos on Plagiarism

Video from Bainbridge State College


Video from Brock University Canada