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Academic integrity is a central commitment at Mohawk College. The six fundamental values of academic integrity are: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, and courage. As members of Mohawk College it is important that we all align our actions and beliefs with these six values.
This is your guide to library and web-based resources for the the topic of plagiarism. Here, you will find resources and information to help you understand, identify and avoid plagiarism in your academic career. In taking the steps to identify and avoid plagiarism we can all support the goal of maintaining Academic Integrity here at Mohawk.
For more information on Academic Integrity please look at our Academic Integrity Guide.
Fairness is one of the six principles of academic integrity (International Center for Academic Integrity, 2013). One of the ways to be fair in our academic work is to cite any information we take from other resources in our academic work.
Understanding the basics of plagiarism, an often misunderstood concept in academic writing, can help you write and cite properly. Mohawk College Library staff can help to demystify what it is and how to avoid it.
Plagiarism is the act of using someone else's words, data or ideas without proper attribution to the source. Words, data, and ideas are the intellectual property of the content creator. When you use someone else's intellectual property you need to properly attribute the work. Plagiarism, whether deliberate or unintentional has real consequences.
You can avoid the consequences of plagiarism by supporting your opinions with evidence, keeping track of ideas and where you got them and citing your sources correctly.
Check out these great resources that teach you about plagiarism.
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