Writing & Publishing Support: Plagiarism
Academic Honesty, Ethical Citation Practices, and Plagiarism
Upstate Medical University upholds the highest standards of academic integrity. In order to meet these standards and protect themselves from potential pitfalls, both students and faculty should be aware of Upstate's guidelines in regard to academic dishonesty and plagiarism.
Upstate policies dealing with plagiarism
What is plagiarism?
"Plagiarism is the misrepresentation of someone else's work as your own. It may be intentional or unintentional, reflecting busyness, laziness, or dishonesty. The intent or reason for plagiarism doesn't matter. It is your responsibility as a student to avoid it." (From University Policies, link below)
Upstate offers Turnitin.com as a plagarism detection tool to check student papers against existing sources. Faculty members interested in learning how to use TurnItin should contact Pamela Youngs-Maher (464-8561) or George Dale (464-7913) in Educational Communications.
Turnitin.com In March 2012, TurnItIn.com (TII) was released to the Upstate community through Blackboard. In the past, you needed to request an account, then set up your assignments through TII's website. Because TII integrates seamlessly with Bb9.1, you no longer need to request a TII account.
iThenticate Upstate has purchased a license for iThenticate for the Upstate community. iThenticate is online software for plagiarism detection and prevention to verify the originality of written work before publication. It is for use by faculty and researchers publishing articles in refereed journals. TurnItIn is more appropriate for classwork.
Plagiarism.org Provides information on detecting Internet plagiarism; sells plagiarism detection software such as Turnitin.com