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The University of Western Ontario subscribes to the service at Turnitin to help professors identify internet plagiarism and help students maintain academic integrity.

Turnitin describes its services as follows:

Turnitin is designed to assist both educators and students concerned with the growing problem of Internet plagiarism. It is intended as an adjunct to the instructor in this new era of education. While we never claim to replace the instructor as the final, most qualified decision-maker in assessing the originality of a student's assignment, we narrow the research process - allowing the instructor to focus on the task of education, not investigation.

What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism refers to the submission of the work of another without giving credit to the original author and presenting it as your own work. Anytime that the thoughts or words of others are used, proper citations and references must be used. Western defines plagiarism in the Scholastic Discipline and Academic Sanctions section in the Handbook of Academic and Scholarship Policy.

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Updated: August 24, 2006         Contact: turnitin@uwo.ca