Please refer to the Student Information: Professional Code of Conduct section of the Hallmark University Catalog regarding student conduct within the Library setting.
Academic Honesty and Integrity
The Hallmark University Library supports the Academic Honesty policy of Hallmark University as outlined in the Catalog.
Copyright, according to the United States Copyright Office: is a form of ownership a creator retains for their own work. It allows the creator to decide when their work can be copied, distributed, or performed. Exceptions are afforded, under the 1976 Copyright Act, such as the payments of royalties for use of copyrighted materials.
Making unauthorized copies or the use of pirated materials is prohibited. The Copyright Act extends to items located on the Internet. Though an outward symbol or statement of copyright may not be listed on the material, the copyright for a creation is always assumed, until found otherwise. For more information regarding copyright and usage of copyrighted materials please refer to the United States Copyright Office for more information, or see the Librarian for help regarding questions of copyright.
Plagiarism is the act of passing off the work of others as your own. It is an act of theft of intellectual property. Whether intentional or unintentional, plagiarism is a serious offense. It can result in a failing grade or dismissal from the institution and potentially damage your professional career. In order to avoid plagiarism, it is best to utilize proper citation methods. Citing properly ensures that you give credit where credit is due and distinguish your writing from that of another scholar or source.
If you are unsure if you have plagiarized, please consult faculty about your concern before turning in a research paper. For more information concerning plagiarism please consult the Hallmark University Catalog section on Academic Honesty, the Hallmark University Library and the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) for more information.