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Copyright: Copyright and Students

This is a guide to understanding your rights and responsibilities, in relation to copyright, as a member of the Loyalist College community.

Plagiarism : an introduction

As defined in the Loyalist College Academic Honesty Policy, Plagiarism is:

presenting and using another's published or unpublished work, including theories, concepts, data, source material, methodologies or findings, including graphs and images, as one's own, without appropriate referencing and, if required, without permission. 

What exactly counts as plagiarism? There are many forms of plagiarism, but two common acts found in college environments are:

-Failure to cite sources intentionally or unintentionally (copying and pasting into your assignment)
-Handing in someone else's work as your own

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Library Resources

One of the key ways to avoid plagiarizing is citing your sources properly. There are a variety of citation styles, but the two most commonly used at Loyalist are APA and MLA. Our Writing and Citing page includes information about both of these styles. Additionally, the library has many print and electronic sources to help you with citing sources:

Academic Honesty Policy

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