Plagiarism & Citation

Plagiarism & Citation

It is our hope that your experience at Northern Illinois University will prepare you in a positive way for success in all you do.  With that in mind, we are providing the following information to assist you in understanding proper methods of citation and the effects of plagiarism.

To better understand how to use citations and how to avoid plagiarism, visit these links:

At NIU, plagiarism is considered cheating and constitutes a violation of The Student Code of Conduct defined as Academic Misconduct:

3-3.1 Academic Misconduct.  Receipt or transmission of unauthorized aid on assignments or examinations, plagiarism, unauthorized use of examination materials, or other forms of dishonesty in academic matters.

If you still need assistance after reviewing the information at the links above, contact your instructor.