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Primary Source - a person with direct knowledge of some information or event, or a document (including text, speech, media, or another artifact) they produced. Examples can include diaries, original documents, original research, photographs, speeches, and works of art.
Peer Review – a process by which scholarly works are vetted and approved by experts other than the author before publication. It is used to determine if the academic work is of sufficient quality to merit publication.
Plagiarism - “the act of passing off another person’s ideas, writing, or other work as one’s own. Plagiarism can occur in writing or audio-visual format. It can occur in small portions of a student’s work or in the entire submission. Plagiarism can be either intentional or accidental but is a breach of academic integrity regardless.” Excelsior University Academic Integrity Policy