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Scientific Writing


This section covers some basic information and guidelines around academic integrity and plagiarism. The more you know about plagiarism the easier it is to prevent it from happening.



What does Creative Commons have to do with plagiarism? Nothing. There is a misconception that Creative Commons allows anyone to copy works with the CC symbol.
Creative Commons:

  • Allows users to "...legally share your knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible and innovative world".
  • Created a series of licenses for creators and rightsholders that can be used to place on their work indicating they will allow certain reuses.

Creative Commons does not give users the right to copy-paste large pieces of work into your own without using quotes and a footnote (attributing the work to the owner).

For more information please see our Copyright & Fair Use guide.



Plagiarism vs. Copyright Infringement: Is There A Difference?

This video from Copyright Clearance Center is part of a “Copyright Answers” series of videos on copyright-related topics. Find more at their YouTube channel at www.YouTube/CopyrightClear.


The intent of this guide is to provide employees of Cincinnati Children's with information pertaining to academic integrity and plagiarism.  In no way does this guide constitute, or take the place of, legal counsel.  This guide was compiled for educational purposes only.  Any content presented on other's sites are for user's convenience only and Pratt Library and/or Cincinnati Children's does not take responsibility for anything presented on these third party sites.