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Academic Integrity Tutorial for DSB Graduate Students by DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Fairfield University

Avoiding Plagiarism

Part II: Avoiding Plagiarism

Fairfield University defines plagiarism as:

Appropriating information, ideas, or the language of other people or writers and submitting it as one's own to satisfy the requirements of a course - commonly known as plagiarism. Plagiarism constitutes theft and deceit. Assignments (compositions, term papers, computer programs, etc.) acquired either in part or in whole from commercial sources, publications, students, or other sources and submitted as one's own original work will be considered plagiarism.

In This Section, You Will:

  • Learn how plagiarism is defined at Fairfield University
  • Understand specific strategies for avoiding plagiarism
  • Become familiar with different citation styles


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