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Academic Integrity: What is Plagiarism?

Academic Integrity Handbook

Regis College's Academic Integrity Handbook provides detailed information on the use of secondary sources and collaborative learning.  It discusses how to avoid all forms of academic dishonesty, including plagiarism.

For more help in understanding plagiarism and how to avoid it, make use of the following resources at Regis:

  • Finucane and O'Sullivan Institute for Learning  Writing tutors work with all aspects of writing for undergraduate and graduate students in the traditional on-campus program at the Weston campus.
  •  ‚ÄčRegis Library.  Librarians can help you find sources and cite your sources correctly.
  • Smarthinking. Virtual tutors are available for writing assistance.  Find the link within your Moodle course.

Types of Plagiarism

  • Phrases, sentences, or sections of text that are copied word for word, but without quotes --  without acknowledging the source. 
  • Paraphrasing or rephrasing other’s text or ideas and using it in your own material --  without acknowledging the original source.
  • Combining text or ideas from a source, or from several different sources, with your own ideas -- without acknowledging the source(s).

Purdue OWL: Preventing Plagiarism

Research Librarian

For more help on this topic, please contact our Research Help Desk: reference@regiscollege.edu or 781-768-7303. Stay up-to-date on our current hours. Note: all hours are EST.

This Guide was created by Carolyn Swidrak (retired).

Plagiarism - How to Avoid It - Video

From Bainbridge State College.

What do I cite?

From the Proquest Research Companion database.

How to Paraphrase

Paraphrasing