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Academic Integrity Tutorial for Undergraduates: Examples of Plagiarism

Examples of Plagiarism

Examples of Plagiarism

Plagiarism violates CUNY's Academic Integrity Policy, degrades CUNY's reputation, and diminishes the value of any degree it offers.  Plagiarism, whether intentional or unintentional, can happen in any field.

Click on the images below to see some real-world examples of plagiarism.


A history professor uses text from other history books word for word without citing.

VCU CNS. “19_amendment.” 12 Feb. 2015. Flikr,


An engineering professor and Ph.D. candidate submit a journal article that was heavily plagiarized.

Rayner, Lawrence. “Macro USB.” 11 Nov. 2010. Flikr,


A neuroscience journalist self-plagiarizes in multiple newspaper articles.

Jon S. “Newspaper colour.” 24 Oct. 2011. Flikr,

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