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Academic Integrity: Plagiarism

This guide provides an overview of Academic Integrity policies and resources at SU.

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What is plagiarism?

Plagiarism. Plagiarism is the act of representing the words, ideas, research, or works of another as one's own. Plagiarism can involve submitting work prepared entirely or in part by another person or commercial service or borrowing material as direct quotation, partial quotation, or paraphrase from published or unpublished sources without proper acknowledgment. Students must appropriately document all print, online, and oral sources they use to complete assignments.


Stevenson University Policy Manual: Volume V. (2014). Retrieved from

Avoiding Plagiarism

The following tutorials and resources will help you learn more about plagiarism and how to avoid it.

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Questions? We can help!

Theresa "Tess" Gillis

Academic Integrity Officer

Phone: 443-334-2509


Office: Science Center 032


Sue Bonsteel

Chief Public Service Librarian

Phone: 443-334-2320


Office: Greenspring Library 

How well do you understand plagiarism?

I fully understand the definition of plagiarism, and I know how to avoid it.: 21 votes (80.77%)
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