Introduction

The following tutorial was adapted with permission from the University Libraries at The University of Southern Mississippi and from Robert A. Harris's book The Plagiarism Handbook: Strategies for Preventing, Detecting, and Dealing with Plagiarism, Los Angeles, CA: Pyrczak Publishing, 2001. 

Plagiarism is a serious offense

The University of Utah upholds high standards of academic integrity including avoiding plagiarism. You may have heard about plagiarism but you still may not understand it.  This tutorial is designed to help you understand what plagiarism is,  what the consequences of plagiarism are, and how to avoid plagiarizing. 

In this tutorial you will first test your current knowledge regarding plagiarism.  Following the Pre-Test, please complete each of the sections in order.  These sections can be found in the left navigation window or by clicking on the link at the end of the page. After completing all of the sections you will take a Post-Test. There will also be helpful tips and links throughout the tutorial to help you successfully avoid plagiarism. Please feel free to return to this tutorial for helpful tips and links in the future.


Please click on Pre-Test to continue.