Avoiding Plagiarism

Plagiarism
Hartness Library System serves the communities of two institutions: the Community College of Vermont and Vermont Technical College. Each institution has policies and procedures in place that address plagiarism and other issues of academic dishonesty.

The Community College of Vermont’s Academic Honesty Policy defines plagiarism as “the presentation of the language, ideas, or thought of another person as one’s own work in the preparation of a paper, laboratory report, oral presentation, or any other presentation.”

Vermont Technical College’s Manual of Policy and Procedure: Cheating and Plagiarism says that “plagiarism consists of offering as one’s one work the words, ideas, or arguments of another person without appropriate attribution.”

Both colleges’ policies and procedures give examples and outline the procedures faculty should use when they encounter incidences of academic dishonesty.

Avoiding Plagiarism:

Avoiding Plagiarism / UC Davis — Overview of plagiarism along with tips for avoiding it.
Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism: Documentation and Guidelines / Duke University
Plagiarism: A Guide for Students / Paul Robeson Library, Rutgers University — Overview of plagiarism along with tips for avoiding it.
Plagiarism & Academic Integrity at Rutgers University — View online scenarios which demonstrate how to conduct effective research and avoid plagiarism.
The Plagiarism Quiz / Paul Robeson Library, Rutgers University — Test your knowledge of plagiarism.
Plagiarism: What It Is and How to Recognize and Avoid It / Indiana University — This site offers many useful tips and suggestions for avoiding plagiarism.

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