If a student submits an assignment to a professor that includes someone else’s ideas or words without acknowledging the author/source, that student has committed plagiarism. Professors frequently contend with both inadvertent and intentional plagiarism. The following resources were designed to help students conduct ethical research:
Understanding Plagiarism: The purpose of this tutorial is to define plagiarism, explain the consequences of plagiarizing at Edison State College, teach students how to avoid plagiarizing, and identify helpful resources. Go to http://www.edison.edu/library/plagiarism/index.php.