Whether it is committed by a student or a member of the faculty or staff, plagiarism is one of the biggest challenges we face as an academic institution. Plagiarism is the submission of someone else’s ideas or words as your own. When you use someone else’s words, phrases, or sentences without acknowledging the author, you are committing plagiarism. Plagiarism undermines your work and credibility. To avoid plagiarism, it is important to follow citation and fair use guidelines and copyright laws.

Image plagiarism is just as serious as any other kind.  When you pull an image off a website and repost it without express permission, you are violating copyright laws.

Please exercise extreme restraint and care when using Google image searches.  Just because an image comes up does not give you the right to use it. If you need an image of a particular subject, please contact Laurie Bender at lbender@brookdalecc.edu and we will try to locate a suitable image for you.

To protect yourself and the Brookdale when you are publishing material, particularly on the Internet, provide detailed copyright information. For more information on copyrights, visit www.copyright.gov