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NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY CITATION GUIDE
Writing Mechanics and Plagiarism Check
PLAGIARISM ....WHAT IS IT?
Plagiarism occurs when the work of another person, or persons, is used and presented as one's own. Unless the source of each quotation or piece of borrowed material is acknowledged with an appropriate citation.
OLC Takes all acts of Cheating and Dishonesty by way of “Plagiarism” very seriously See the OLC Handbook for further details. http://warehouse.olc.edu/local_links/policymanual/Section_70-79/76-300.php
76-300 ACADEMIC DISHONESTY (POLICY)
Academic dishonesty is the taking of an examination or the preparation of papers for credit wherein the student knowingly represents the work of another as his/her own; and/or knowingly breaks stated examination rules. A student may be expelled and barred from further classes upon proof in a hearing set up by the Vice President for Instruction.
Copyright Summary for Students
What is copyright?
The Copyright Act gives creators of original 'works' the exclusive right to reproduce, publish, communicate, and adapt their material; and to control the way it is used by other people.
Exceptions under the Act: There are exceptions to the exclusive rights enjoyed by owners of copyright in literary, dramatic and musical works. There is no copyright infringement if:
*you obtain permission from the copyright owner;
*the copyright is owned by Oglala Lakota College;
Students can make copies of copyright material when it is:
Fair dealing for the purpose of research or study
Students may copy a 'reasonable portion' - e.g. 10% or 1 chapter of a work; 1 article of a journal issue (or more if they concern the same topic) - of copyright items for private study or research.
Fair dealing for the purpose of review or critique-Copyright work may be copied for inclusion in, for instance, an essay, conference paper or journal article for the purpose of commenting critically on the material.
-Music Apart from use under the fair dealing provision, you will require permission from the copyright owner if you want to copy, record, download, communicate or perform music.
-Copying from the internet Students should be aware that material on the Internet may be protected by copyright. The fact that it is on the Internet does not mean it is "copyright free".
-Theses & Dissertations As the author, you are allowed to make a copy for the library, your supervisor and yourself etc, but it must not be used for any other purpose. As a researcher, you are only allowed to copy about 10% of the work, usually the abstract and the bibliography only.
If you want to publish the thesis or use material from it for any other purpose (eg conference paper) and use copyright protected material in it, then the copyright owner's
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