Research skills enable you to effectively locate and evaluate relevant information. However, you need to remember to give credit for the information you use in your assignments. When you forget to cite your sources, you are guilty of plagiarism.
What is Plagiarism?
"To take ideas from another and pass them off as one's own." --Webster's New World Dictionary (1994)
Submitting someone else's work (in whole, part, or paraphrase) as one's own without fully and properly crediting the author
Submitting as one's original work materials obtained from an individual or agency
Submitting as one's own original work material that has been produced through unacknowledged collaboration with others
What is Cybercheating?
Cutting and pasting someone else's webwork and submitting it as your own
Downloading essays, papers, speeches etc. from the web and turning them in as your own
Buying essays, papers, speeches etc. from the web and turning them in as your own
UMass Boston Code of Student Conduct
The University defines academic dishonesty to include, but not be limited to, the following:
Submitting an author's published or unpublished work, in whole, in part, or in paraphrase, as one's own without fully and properly crediting the author. This includes, but is not limited to, submitting unattributed published work, e.g. material from a journal, newspaper, encyclopedia, etc. without proper acknowledgement.
Submitting as one's original work materials obtained from an individual or agency.
Submitting as one's own original work material that has been produced through unacknowledged collaboration with others.
Using any unauthorized material during an examination, such as notes, tests, calculators, etc.
Obtaining answers to examination questions from another person with or without that person's knowledge; furnishing answers to examination questions to another student; using or distributing unauthorized copies of or notes from an examination.
Submitting as one's own an examination taken by another person; or taking an examination in another person's place.
Gaining or seeking to gain unauthorized access to the computer files of a student or faculty member, or staff member, or altering or destroying those files.