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Exploring Academic Integrity in Your Research

A UO Libraries self-guided tutorial on integrity in library research and using sources ethically

10 - Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty

Plagiarism no signOne major problem with committing academically dishonest actions is that they are unfair to other people who do put in the work and the effort required for scholarship.

Many of these types of academic dishonesty include elements of plagiarism, including the Harvard cheating case and the ghostwritten papers.

We’ve already discussed unintentional plagiarism, but in this section we’ll discuss the hallmarks of plagiarism, why it’s easily discoverable, and how to avoid it.

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