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Academic Integrity Tutorial for Graduate Students 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. (Photographer). (2015, February 12). 19th_amendment [digital image]. Retrieved from


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

 Rayner, R. (Photographer). (2010, November 11). Macro USB [digital image]. Retrieved from


Neuroscience journalist self-plagiarizes in multiple newspaper articles

Jon S. (Photographer). (2011, October 24). Newspaper colour [digital image]. Retrieved from

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