Academic Integrity is the basis of academic life. It is the manner in which you behave in an academic environment when you do research, write a paper, or create a project. The five fundamental values of academic integrity are honesty, trust, respect, fairness and responsibility. Academic integrity is the commitment to live by these values. Read the SUNY Oneonta Academic Honesty policy, here.
Plagiarism is to use, steal, or represent the ideas, words or products of another as your own words, products or ideas without giving credit to the original author or originator. The consequences of plagiarism can range from having to rewrite your assignment, failing the assignment, failing the class, or being suspended or removed from school.
To avoid any type of plagiarism always cite the sources you have used, both in the text of your document as well as in the works cited page.
Not only do you need to cite the sources you have used, you need to format your citations correctly. Always ask your professor what citation style they would like you to use.
There are many different guides available to assist you in citing correctly. For detailed information about print and online citation tools, see this guide from the Milne Library. As always, if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!