"To take the work or an idea of someone else and pass it off as one's own." – Oxford English Dictionary

“Plagiarism is defined as presenting someone else's work, including the work of other students, as one's own. Any ideas or materials taken from another source for either written or oral use must be fully acknowledged, unless the information is common knowledge.” – Indiana University School of Education

To avoid plagiarism: GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE!!!

Citation Resources

- Online citation tool, which allows you to create a bibliography in any format (e.g. Chicago, MLA).
- When you register for an SJ EasyBib account make sure you are on an SJ networked computer. Then you will be able to access your account anywhere. (Hint: you do not need a coupon code.)

OWL (Online Writing Lab created by Purdue University)
Comprehensive MLA formatting and style guide as well as help with every step of writing a research paper.

Plagiarism Tutorial
A simple tutorial to help you understand and recognize plagiarism developed by the Indiana University School of Education.

Angelo V. Pashos '03 Reference Room

Our Reference & Research Room is dedicated in memory of Angelo V. Pashos '03, an intelligent young man who was extremely passionate about life.  Tragically, at the age of twenty-one,  a drunk driver took his life.  His memory shall be eternal through this room where Saint John’s students can follow the path that Angelo desired.  He shall live forever in our hearts.