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EEL 6932 Graduate Seminar: Citations & Plagiarism

A guide to resources relevant for the Fall 2018 Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar


Plagiarism is a serious issue in the American academic community.  New knowledge is built on previous ideas and knowledge, and credit must be given to those who ideas are being used.  Failure to do so and to present another's ideas as your own can result in serious consequences, including a lower or failing grade on an assignment or in a course, probation, suspension, or dismissal from the university.

FSU Academic Honor Policy

"Regarding academic assignments, violations of the Academic Honor Code shall include representing another's work or any part thereof, be it published or unpublished, as one's own. It shall also include presenting or submitting any academic work in a manner that impairs the instructor's ability to assess the student's academic performance. For example, plagiarism includes failure to use quotation marks or other conventional markings around material quoted from any source."

Is it Plagiarism?

Citation Management Support

Types of Plagiarism

  1. PLAGIARISM - Presenting the work of another as one's own (i.e., without proper acknowledgement of the source).
  2. CHEATING - Improper access to or use of any information or material that is not specifically condoned by the instructor for use in the academic exercise.
  3. UNAUTHORIZED GROUP WORK - Unauthorized collaborating with others.
  4. FABRICATION, FALSIFICATION, AND MISREPRESENTATION - Unauthorized altering or inventing of any information or citation that is used in assessing academic work.
  5. MULTIPLE SUBMISSION - Submitting the same academic work (including oral presentations) for credit more than once without instructor permission. It is each instructor’s responsibility to make expectations regarding incorporation of existing academic work into new assignments clear to the student in writing by the time assignments are given.
  6. ABUSE OF ACADEMIC MATERIALS - Intentionally damaging,destroying, stealing, or making inaccessible library or other academic resource material.
  7. COMPLICITY IN ACADEMIC DISHONESTY - Intentionally helping another to commit an act of academic dishonesty.
  8. ATTEMPTING to commit any offense as outlined above.
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