This is the "What is Plagiarism?" page of the "Plagiarism" guide.
Alternate Page for Screenreader Users
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content

Plagiarism   Tags: academic honesty, plagiarism  

Last Updated: Aug 28, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

What is Plagiarism? Print Page

SIUC Resources

SIUC Student Conduct Code on Academic Dishonesty

As defined by the SIUC Student Conduct Code, acts of academic dishonesty include, but are not limited to: Submitting the work of another person or entity as your own. Failing to cite the work or data of another person or entity. Improperly citing the work or data of another person or entity. Submitting work which has been previously submitted for credit or evaluation without instructor approval.

2.1.2. Preparing work with the knowledge or intention that it may be represented as the work of another.

2.1.3. Sharing or disseminating tests, notes, slides, presentations, recordings or any other material which is the intellectual property of an instructor or of the university without prior approval. This does not prohibit a student from sharing his or her own papers, notes, or other written works in accordance with Article 2.1.2.

2.1.4. Knowingly falsifying scientific or educational data or representing falsified scientific or educational data as the result of scientific or scholarly experimentation or research.

2.1.5. Violating any restriction on collaboration which has been duly communicated by an instructor, via a syllabus, or otherwise in writing or orally in the course of instruction.

2.1.6. Attempting to obtain a grade through improper means, or otherwise subverting the educational process by any means whatsoever.

2.1.7. Soliciting, aiding, abetting, concealing, or attempting any act of academic misconduct.


    What is plagiarism?

    Plagiarism can be defined as the use of another person's wording, phrasing, ideas, or collection of facts as your own. (Definition from the SIUC Writing Center)

    Examples of plagiarism:

    1. turning in a essay you found on the internet
    2. not putting quotation marks around a quotation
    3. copying words or sentences without citing where you got the information
    4. making up a source because you couldn't remember where you got the information
    5. copying the sentence structure of a source even if you change the words

      Ask A Librarian

      Profile Image
      We're Here to Help!
      There seems to be something wrong with your browser. Please try reloading this page.

      Contact Morris

      Morris Library
      Southern Illinois University
      Carbondale, IL 62901
      Information Desk: (618) 453-2818
      Administrative Office: (618) 453-2522
      Circulation Desk: (618) 453-1455

      Web Administrator


      © 2014 SIU Board of Trustees


      Loading  Loading...