How do I learn more about plagiarism?
Plagiarism occurs when one presents the work of another as his or her own. It is a serious academic offense that may lead to a failing grade on an assignment or failing an entire course.
To learn more about plagiarism and how to avoid it, use the University Libraries' online plagiarism tutorial.
The USM Student Handbook includes a section about plagiarism. Download a copy of the current edition from http://www.usm.edu/pubs/studenthandbook/index.htm and use the table of contents to locate the section about plagiarism.