Library Resources

Information on Publishing

Know why you should publish and how to avoid predatory journals

EBSCO Discovery Service

Access the Library's entire collection of information materials from one search point

Academic Integrity

Understand plagiarism, how to avoid it, and how to access plagiarism detection tools

Plagiarism Consequences/Penalties

Possible penalties for detected cases of plagiarism by students and staff shall include:

Major plagiarism done by students                           

  • Fail the student
  • Revocation of award(s)
  •  Expulsion

Minor plagiarism done by students 

  • Academic Counselling
  • Resubmission of work after alteration
  • Warning

Major plagiarism done by staff

  • Blacklist
  • Retraction of the work(s)
  •  Revoke recognition/award(s)
  • Dismissal
  •  Legal action

Minor plagiarism done by staff

  • Warning
  • Retraction of work(s)

The consequences of plagiarism are far-reaching and no one is immune. Neither ignorance nor stature excuses a person from the ethical and legal ramifications of committing plagiarism. Before attempting any writing project, learn about plagiarism. Find out what constitutes plagiarism and how to avoid it.