Plagiarism Resources for Students

Student Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism

As students at Webster, you have entered into a shared enterprise with the University in preserving academic honor and integrity as stated in the University's Statement of Ethics.

This Student Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism is intended to provide information and resources to help you learn how to complete your course work without plagiarizing. The following series of tutorials is recommended for students visiting this page for the first time and for returning students who need a review on plagiarism.

Plagiarism Tutorial Series

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Part 1: What is Plagiarism?
Part 2: How do I Avoid Plagiarism?

Student Guide for Turnitin

Your instructor may choose to use Turnitin in your class by adding a special link on your course home page in WorldClassRoom for you to use to submit your paper for grading. Turnitin creates an "Originality Report" that matches text from your papers to text from academic databases, the internet, and other student papers, assisting the reader in identifying if text is a direct excerpt from another source.

If your instructor has chosen to do so, this Originality Report may be made available to you to improve your paper by resubmitting after making sure everything has been properly cited and quoted.