The Oxford English Dictionary defines plagiarism as follows:
The UC Student Code of Conduct defines plagiarism as:
Learn more about plagiarism and its avoidance
In addition, plagiarism in the sciences is part of a broader definition of misconduct inresearch.The recognition of the larger framework into which the specific issue of plagiarism in the sciences fits can be seen in the National Science Foundation (NSF) definition of research misconduct as “fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results.” Issues of citation when using other people’s work, however, apply in the sciences as in other fields of academic work.
(The content of this box is taken from Avoiding and Detecting Plagiarism: A Guide for Graduate Students and Faculty created at the Graduate Center, City University of New York).
Turnitin is a plagiarism detection tool that is embedded within Canvas. By applying Turnitin to a Canvas assignment, you can check the originality of student work against the expansive Turnitin database. Turnitin can be used for both group and individual assignments and is a great way to prevent, as well as detect plagiarism within student writing. Turnitin can also be used as a formative tool to help students learn appropriate citation practices.
As a student, you need to know how to submit a Turnitin-enabled assignement.
As an instructor, learn how to set up a Turnitin assignment and read an originality report.
To minimize the likelihood of plagiarism in research, the Office of Research Integrity RIO manages the iThenticate plagiarism detection software license providing access as appropriate. If you would like access to iThenticate to screen your work, please contact the RIO.
As a teaching assistant, you need to educate your students about plagiarism and its consequences. Direct your students to the interactive library tutorial:
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