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*Introductory Guide for Grad Students

This guide is intended to help you be a successful graduate student at Illinois State University.

What is plagiarism

Plagiarism is:

“An act of fraud; stealing others work and lying about it afterward”. 

From Plagiarism.ORG

You are thus encroaching into another's Intellectual Property.  What is intellectual property?  It is the "fruit of mental labor; creations of the human mind". [WIPO]