Plagiarism is a topic of concern at all academic institutions
Rutgers University included. A student is guilty of plagiarism
when he or she presents another persons intellectual property as
his or her own. While some students may deliberately and knowingly
lift portions of a document (or even an entire document), most students
inadvertently plagiarize by neglecting to properly cite the sources that
they use when writing their research papers.
Colleges and universities view plagiarism as a very serious offence.
Rutgers Universitys position on plagiarism is found in the Policy on Academic Integrity
for Undergraduate and Graduate Students. The consequences to
students caught plagiarizing or falsifying their works are justifiably
severe in order to protect the intellectual property rights of writers
Here at the Paul Robeson Library at Rutgers Camden, we have made it
part of our mission to teach students good research skills which will
help them to steer clear of any charges of plagiarism. This tutorial,
How to Avoid Plagiarism, will walk you through the dos
and donts of writing and citing papers.