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Why use this page?

This page is both for students and for course instructors. The resources linked on this page can help students avoid plagiarism, and help instructors teach their students about plagiarism.

What is plagiarism?

Plagiarism is the “act or an instance of copying or stealing another’s words or ideas and attributing them as one’s own.” (Excerpted from Black’s Law Dictionary, West Group, 1999, 7th ed., p. 1170). This is the definition used by Western's Scholastic Discipline document. Plagiarism can be intentional or unintentional. Either way, plagiarism is a Scholastic Offence.

The following Western resources can help students avoid plagiarism:

External videos

The following videos help to explain what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.

created by Ted Richardson

created by Ted Richardson