Skip to main content

Nursing: Plagiarism


What is Plagiarism?

A student must not adopt or reproduce ideas, words, or statements of another person without giving an appropriate acknowledgment to the source. A student must give due credit to the originality of others and acknowledge indebtedness whenever he or she does any of the following:

1. Quotes another person’s actual words, either oral or written;
2. Paraphrases another person’s words, either oral or written;
3. Uses another person’s ideas, opinions, or theories;
4. Cites facts, statistics, or other illustrative material, unless the information is common knowledge.

(The above policy is taken from the online Student Handbook 2011/2012)

You may also find it helpful to read more about Plagiarism at the Purdue OWL website:

Purdue OWL Section on Plagiarism:


Chat Reference Help

JavaScript disabled or chat unavailable.

Chat is available Mon- Fri 12pm-4pm

Ask A Librarian

Text Us

317-494-7565 (Available: M-F 12pm to 4:00 pm)

Email Form

Library assistance via email, response typically within one business day

Call Us

317-788-2100 (Reference Librarian) Available Monday-Friday 8:00am to 6:00pm
317-788-3268 (General Assistance) Available during our regular hours.

Visit Us

Reference consultation available Monday-Friday 8:00am to 6:00pm
General assistance available during our regular hours.

Subject Guide

Tedra Richter's picture
Tedra Richter
Tedra Richter
Reference Librarian
Krannert Memorial Library
(317) 788-6123