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Plagiarism & Academic Honesty

In this tutorial, you will learn...

Library with hanging bulbs

Library with hanging bulbs by Janko Ferlic. Used under (CC BY-NC 2.0); image resized from original.

This tutorial will familiarize you with issues surrounding plagiarism and will help you understand the importance of using information responsibly and with integrity.

By completing this tutorial, you will:

  • learn the definition of plagiarism
  • identify situations where plagiarism could occur
  • understand why citing referenced or quoted works is a part of standard academic practice
  • locate several ways to get assistance with citing your sources

By following the guidelines in this tutorial, you can feel confident that you are upholding CSUSM's Academic Honesty Policy

(Organization of tutorial adapted from UNC University Libraries)