Literature Review and Plagiarism
- The word plagiarism comes from the Latin plagiarius meaning “kidnapper“.
- When someone reviews an article, he/she should give the credit (acknowledgement) to the author of the article
- Plagiarism can also occur unconsciously, but has to be mended.
- Within academia, plagiarism by students, professors, or researchers is considered academic dishonesty or academic fraud and offenders are subject to academic censure.
Two Types of Plagiarism
- Copying a friend’s work
- Buying or borrowing papers
- Cutting and pasting blocks of text from electronic sources without documenting
- Media “borrowing”without documentation
- Web publishing without permissions of creators
- Careless paraphrasing
- Poor documentation
- Quoting excessively
- Failure to use your own “voice”