In order to clarify what is regarded as plagiarism, the Board on Judicial Affairs adopted the following statement on May 22, 2003:
" For purposes of the Stanford University Honor Code, plagiarism is defined as the use, without giving reasonable and appropriate credit to or acknowledging the author or source, of another person's original work, whether such work is made up of code, formulas, ideas, language, research, strategies, writing or other form(s)."
If you are in doubt about what constitutes plagiarism in the context of a particular assignment, talk with the instructor.
Sources on Plagiarism
- Bedford/St. Martins: “Strategies for Teaching with Online Tools—Plagiarism”
- Council of Writing Program Administrators: “Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism: The WPA Statement on Best Practices”
- Dartmouth College: “Sources: Their Use and Acknowledgement”
- Georgetown University: “What is Plagiarism?”
- Northwestern University: “How to Avoid Plagiarism”
- Purdue University Online Writing Website: “Avoiding Plagiarism”
- University of California, Davis: “Avoiding Plagiarism: Mastering the Art of Scholarship”
Plagiarism in Computer Science
- Stanford's Department of Computer Science utilizes MOSS (Measure Of Software Similarity), among other things, to detect software plagiarism.
- The Honor Code statement of Stanford's Dept. of Computer Science
Resources for Writing and Citing in Different Disciplines
- Consult this page for more information.