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Academic Integrity Tutorial for Undergraduates by DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Fairfield University

Examples of Plagiarism

Examples of Plagiarism

Plagiarism violates the University's Honor Code, degrades the University's reputation, and diminishes the value of any degree it offers. Plagiarism, whether intentional or unintentional, can happen in any field.

Click the images below to see some different examples of plagiarism.



History professor uses text from other history books word for word without citing

VCU CNS. “19_amendment.” 12 Feb. 2015. Flickr,


Engineering professor and Ph.D. candidate submit journal article that was heavily plagiarized

Rayner, Lawrence. “Macro USB.” 11 Nov. 2010. Flickr,


Neuroscience journalist self-plagiarizes in multiple newspaper articles

Jon S. “Newspaper colour.” 24 Oct. 2011. Flickr,

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