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Academic Integrity: PLAGIARISM

WHAT IS PLAGIARISM

“The wrongful publication as one’s own of the ideas or the expression of the ideas of another” Oxford English Dictionary
Passing off another person's work or ideas as your own
THEFT

TYPES OF PLAGIARISM

Rewriting directly from books or sources

Copying and pasting from online sources and webpages

Buying, downloading or borrowing a paper

Incorrect paraphrasing

Incorrect use of citation and referencing

Recycling an old paper - self plagiarism

 

Paraphrasing

Paraphrasing means rephrasing the words of an author, putting his/her thoughts into your own words. You must still cite the original author when you are paraphrasing!

This means the sentences should be entirely in your own words. Be sure you are not just replacing or rearranging words!

WHEN DO I CITE?

Statistics
Information is unique and not known by most people
A direct quotation
Someone else’s ideas
Paraphrasing someone else’s words
 
 

COMMON KNOWLEDGE

You don't need to cite COMMON KNOWLEDGE
This is information that is true and known by most people. 
Example: 
Dublin is the Capital of Ireland
Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius
Éamonn de Valera was the first President of Ireland