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CBE 3319B Library Session and Project Support

Academic Integrity

"A commitment, even in the face of adversity, to five fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility. From these values flow principles of behavior that enable academic communities to translate ideals to action" (CAI, Fundamental Values Project, 1999).

The Office of the Ombudsperson provides information and resources related to academic integrity.


What is Plagiarism?

"The action or practice of taking someone else's work, idea, etc., and passing it off as one's own; literary theft" (Oxford English Dictionary Online).

How to Avoid Plagiarism?

Cite the references you use in your assignment or essay.

Direct quotations: if using the exact words of a source, use quotation marks and cite the information.

Paraphrase: if using your own words to describe someone else's idea, do not use quotation marks, but still cite the information.

Watch the Library Tutorial on Paraphrasing.