"Our values are defined as:
Integrity: acting in an honest and ethical manner;
Respect: honoring differences in people, ideas, and opinions;
Responsibility: accepting ownership for one’s own conduct"
What is Plagiarism?
Plagiarism is not showing where you got your ideas from.
There are many different ways to show where you got your information from. If you use a quotation or simply borrow some ideas from an article or book, you must attribute or give credit to the authors and researchers whose work you are using to write your report.
Failure to do this is called plagiarism which is stealing other people's words and ideas.
What does the DU Honor Code say about Plagiarism?
Plagiarism is a violation of DU’s Student Conduct Policies and will get you in trouble. So make sure you follow the proper guidelines and give credit to the right people in your bibliography!
The DU Honor Code defines Academic Misconduct as:
University of Denver Office of Student Conduct. (2011). Honor Yourself Honor the Code: 2010-2011 University of Denver Honor Code. p. 4. Retrieved from http://www.du.edu/studentlife/ccs/2010-2011%20Honor%20Code.pdf
What is Plagiarism Detection Software?
DU uses a plagiarism detection software called SafeAssign. When a student turns in a paper in Blackboard, SafeAssign checks the internet and many databases to see if anything has been copied from another person’s work.