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Academic Integrity

Understanding Plagiarism

Plagiarism is intellectual theft. At Merrimack, the failure to acknowledge the intellectual contributions of others is considered plagiarism. It is important to avoid even unintentional plagiarism by being familiar with accepted ways to acknowledge sources and by developing good note-taking and research habits. -Merrimack College's AIC 

Turnitin.com's "The Plagiarism Spectrum" explains common forms of plagiarism into easy-to-remember terms and definitions: 

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