Answered By: Jean Broomhall
Last Updated: Sep 05, 2018     Views: 101

The University's policy on Student Academic Integrity states: 

Plagiarise” and “Plagiarism” - to take and use as one’s own (the thoughts, writings, inventions, etc., of another person); copy (literary work, ideas, etc.) improperly or without acknowledgement; pass off the thoughts, work, etc. of (another person) as one’s own

Plagiarism can include, but is not limited to:

Plagiarism of ideas - claiming credit for someone else’s thoughts, ideas, designs, works of art or inventions.

Word-for-word plagiarism - copying the exact expression of someone’s writing or a very close approximation to it.

Plagiarism of sources – using another person’s citations without acknowledging the source of the citations.

Plagiarism of authorship –claiming to be the author of an entire piece of work — an article, an essay, a book, a musical composition — fully or substantially authored by another; e.g. when a student submits an essay written by someone else (such as a friend or someone who has been paid to write it). Translating an article from another language and publishing it under one’s name, as if one had written it, is plagiarism of authorship but not word-for-word plagiarism.

Fabrication - the falsification or invention of any information or citation in an assessment.

For more information click on the Student Academic Integrity Policy

CheckLIST: Library Information Skills Toolkit  Module 6 covers the importance of academic integrity and the basics of citing sources in different styles. The module includes videos, tutorials, and quizzes. Please click on the link below to access the module.