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Academic Honesty, Ethical Citation Practices, and Plagiarism

Upstate Medical University upholds the highest standards of academic integrity.  In order to meet these standards and protect themselves from potential pitfalls, both students and faculty should be aware of Upstate's guidelines in regard to academic dishonesty and plagiarism.

Plagiarism Resources

Upstate offers as a plagarism detection tool to check student papers against existing sources. Faculty members interested in learning how to use TurnItin should contact Pamela Youngs-Maher (464-8561) or George Dale (464-7913) in Educational Communications. In March 2012, (TII) was released to the Upstate community through Blackboard. In the past, you needed to request an account, then set up your assignments through TII's website. Because TII integrates seamlessly with Bb9.1, you no longer need to request a TII account.

iThenticate Upstate has purchased a license for iThenticate for the Upstate community. iThenticate is online software for plagiarism detection and prevention to verify the originality of written work before publication. It is for use by faculty and researchers publishing articles in refereed journals. TurnItIn is more appropriate for classwork. Provides information on detecting Internet plagiarism; sells plagiarism detection software such as