NUS Plagiarism Notice


All students share the responsibility for upholding the academic standards and reputation of the University. Academic honesty is a prerequisite condition in the pursuit and acquisition of knowledge. Academic dishonesty is any misrepresentation with the intent to deceive or failure to acknowledge the source or falsification of information or inaccuracy of statements or cheating at examinations/tests or inappropriate use of resources. There are many forms of academic dishonesty and plagiarism is one of them. Plagiarism is generally defined as the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own (The New Oxford Dictionary of English). The University does not condone plagiarism.

Please refer to Plagiarism Warning notice.

Resources for Students

  1. [Links site] The Academic Culture Module

  2. [Links site] Plagiarism, CDTL, NUS

  3. Plagiarism and How You can Avoid It, CDTL, NUS

  4. Plagiarism, USP, NUS

  5. Academic Plagiarism Defined
    University of Calgary

  6. Handouts and Online Resources for Students
    University of Alberta

  7. Plagiarism: What It Is and How to Recognize and Avoid It
    Indiana University

  8. Academic Honesty and Intellectual Ownership
    University of Puget Sound

  9. Academic Integrity
    Princeton University

  10. Avoiding Plagiarism
    Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

  11. Plagiarism Avoided: Taking Responsibility For Your Work
    The University of British Columbia

  12. Avoiding Plagiarism
    Northwestern University

  13. Avoiding Plagiarism
    University of California, Davis
  14. Guide to Preventing Plagiarism
    Accredited Schools Online


Resources for Staff/Administration

  1. Plagiarism Warning, NUS

  2. Plagiarism Warning, NUS

  3. Preventing Plagiarism, CDTLink, NUS

  4. Penalties for Plagiarism
    University Scholars Programme, NUS

  5. Guide to Plagiarism and Cyber-Plagiarism
    University of Alberta

  6. [Links site] The Plagiarism Resource Site
    University of Virginia

  7. [Links site] Faculty Services: Plagiarism Web Sources
    University of Hartford

  8. Plagiarism and Anti-Plagiarism

  9. Understanding Plagiarism
    School of Education, Indiana University Bloomington

  10. Anti-Plagiarism Strategies for Research Papers
    Robert Harris

  11. [Links site] Articles on Plagiarism
    Sharon Stoerger

  12. Articles on Plagiarism
    University of South Australia


Plagiarism Detection Software

  1. Plagiarism Detection with turnitin
    CIT, NUS

  2. MOSS: A System for Detecting Software Plagiarism

  3. The Plagiarism Resource Site: WCopyfind
    Charlottesville, Virginia