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As a Niagara College student, you are responsible to uphold the College's standards for academic integrity and honesty. Here are two essential items from Niagara College's Student Records, Rights, and Responsibilities Procedures you need to be aware of regarding plagiarism:
The same information can also be found in the "Academic Responsibilities" section of the student handbook.
At its most basic level, to commit plagiarism means you have incorrectly presented information in your research as your own original idea. However, there are many different types of plagiarism. Some forms of plagiarism are obvious, while others...not so much. Here are some helpful definitions from plagiarism.org:
Types of Plagiarism. (n.d.) Retrieved September 25, 2014, from <http://www.plagiarism.org/plagiarism-101/types-of-plagiarism>
Like having a manual by your side as you compile your citations? Then check out these guides available from Niagara College Libraries: