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Defining Plagiarism

Taken directly from the UT Health San Antonio Academic Dishonesty Policy:

Plagiarism

The presentation of another’s words, images or ideas as if they were the student’s own, including but not limited to:

  • Stealing the written, oral, artistic, or original works or efforts of others and presenting them as one’s own
  • The submission of material, whether in part or whole, authored by another person or source (e.g., the internet, book, journal, etc.), whether that material is paraphrased, translated or copied in verbatim or near-verbatim form without properly acknowledging the source (it is the student’s responsibility to cite all sources)
  • The submission of material edited, in part or whole, by another person that results in the loss of the student’s original voice or ideas (i.e. while an editor or tutor may advise a student, the final submitted material must be the work of the student, not that of the editor or tutor)
  • Translating all or any part of material from another language and presenting it as if it were the student’s own original work
  • Unauthorized transfer and use of another person’s computer file as the student’s own
  • Unauthorized use of another person’s data in completing a computer exercise

*It is important to reference all sources and, in some instances, to also get permission from sources prior to using their works.

Resources on Plagiarism

What is Citation? - Plagiarism.org - includes FAQs, an Ask a Question feature as well as other tools

Avoiding Plagiarism - Purdue OWL - includes safe practices and other tips for academic writing

Plagiarism and Citing LibGuide