Plagiarism includes but is not limited to the following: presenting someone else's ideas as yours, copying verbatim all or part of another's written work; using phrases, charts, figures, illustrations, or mathematical or scientific solutions without citing the source; paraphrasing ideas, conclusions or research without citing the source in the text and in reference lists; inaccurate citations; using your own previously completed work and not citing yourself

Source: University of Oxford (2019). Plagiarism. Retrieved from

Plagiarism is just one of many topics included under integrity and academic honesty outlined in the Student Handbook, which defines plagiarism as:

“Plagiarism occurs when one reproduces another’s words, ideas, or work without proper acknowledgement; when one paraphrases another’s ideas or arguments in a way that leads the reader to believe they originated with the paraphraser; or when someone signs the name of another individual on an academic/administrative report or document.”



Self-plagiarism can be described as a student submitting work that is the same or significantly the same as work that student previously submitted without approval from the course faculty. If a student would like to build upon a previous paper, project, or idea that they previously submitted they must secure prior approval from the course faculty before beginning the work.  Students must also cite themselves if they do use their previous work. use of one's own If using previous work in another context students must also themselves (referencing that the work was used previously).


Citing Sources

When using portions of someone else’s work you must give credit to the creator of that work. This includes, but is not limited to, using findings or ideas from hard copy or electronic publications, whether copyrighted or not, verbal or visual communication. (See the Citations section to the left for more information).