ART 120: Prehistoric through Medieval

Early Art History

What is Plagiarism?

The Oxford English Dictionary defines plagiarism as: 
" The action or practice of taking someone else's work, idea, etc., and passing it off as one's own; literary theft."

Video on Avoiding Plagiarism

Northwestern's Policy on Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else’s work, words, images or ideas as one’s own. Examples of plagiarism include, but are not limited to, the following:
  1. The unacknowledged use of words, ideas, or data from any published or unpublished source, including Internet sources and other students. Any ideas or information a student obtains from a source, whether or not directly quoted, must be appropriately acknowledged and referenced.
  2. Improperly quoting a source. Any phrase directly taken from a source must be placed in quotation marks and cited. Any failure to indicate a direct quotation is considered plagiarism, even if the source is cited. Any paraphrase (restatement of an idea in one’s own words) must be cited.
The instructor should clarify what constitutes plagiarism and correct citation within a given course.
- Excerpt from 2020-2021 NWC Student Handbook