Plagiarism and Citing
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.
- ESC Libraries’ Research Tutorial: The purpose of this Tutorial is to guide students through the research process, hone basic research skills, and become familiar with ESC Libraries’ resources and tools. Go to http://www.edison.edu/library/researchskills/. The section on Citing Sources is http://www.edison.edu/library/researchskills/Unit10/unit10.php.
- Citation Guides: Online MLA, APA, and Chicago citation style guides are available from the ESC Libraries’ Website. Go to http://www.edison.edu/library/citationguides.php.