Students, take note! Plagiarism has serious consequences ranging from receiving a zero for an assignment, getting an "F" for a course, or being expelled from the University. Avoiding plagiarism is YOUR responsibility.
- "Plagiarism is the representation of the words or ideas of another as one's own in any academic exercise."
--from the Rutgers Policy on Academic Integrity
- "Main Entry: pla·gia·rize
Pronunciation: 'plA-j&-"rIz also -jE-&-
Inflected Form(s): -rized; -riz·ing
Etymology: plagiary ... [Latin plagiarus, literally, kidnapper] ...
transitive senses : to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source
intransitive senses : to commit literary theft : present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source"
--Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. 2005. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. 30 June 2005. <http://www.m-w.com>
Useful links explaining what plagiarism is and how to avoid it:
- From the Rutgers Libraries:
- Plagiarism and Academic Integrity Tutorial (Eileen Stec and Tony Joachim, Douglass Library)
- Plagiarism Tutorial (Rutgers Camden)
- Don't Plagiarize! Document Your Research (Roberta Tipton, Dana Library)
- From the University:
- Policy on Academic Integrity for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Graduate School-Newark Policy on Academic Integrity
- Additional Source:
Sociology Professor Earl Babbie's classic article about plagiarism