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Introduction

"Academic Integrity is expected of every Cornell Student in all academic undertakings. Integrity entails a firm adherence to a set of values, and the values most essential to an academic community are grounded on the concept of honesty with respect to the intellectual efforts of oneself and others."

- Cornell Code of Academic Integrity, p. 1

Plagiarism is the unacknowledged use of the words or ideas of others. It is the most common form of academic integrity violation at Cornell, comprising over 60% of all reported cases within the last three years. This web presentation will introduce you to Cornell's policy on plagiarism and review ways of avoiding common errors. First you will read about the principles linking plagiarism policy to Cornell's Academic Integrity Code. The logistics section will tell you how to document sources and avoid plagiarism. You will then go on to a series of exercises to test your understanding of how to use and cite sources correctly. If one of your instructors has asked you to complete this tutorial as part of a class assignment, you will be able to send the results of your exercises to a designated e-mail address.