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Research Skills: Plagiarism

Basic research skills such as finding books, journal articles, working with databases, citing your sources, and more.

Avoid Plagiarism

Not your very own thoughts or ideas? Give credit to the original author(s) by citing each of your sources of information!

How to cite in MLA, APA or other styles.

Learn what plagiarism is and how to avoid it with our interactive Learning Module

Plagiarism

What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is simply using someone's work and not acknowledging or giving credit to the original author(s).

I am plagiarizing if I:

  • Intentionally duplicate or copy another person's work including copying directly from an article, book, or website
  • Copy another student's assignment(s)
  • Paraphrase another person's work, while making only minor changes and not changing the meaning or ideas presented by the original author(s)
  • Copy sections of another person's work and piece these sections together to create a new whole
  • Turn in an assignment that has been previously submitted for assessment and then take credit for the assignment
  • Turn in an assignment as independent work when the assignment was produced in whole or part in collusion with another student(s), tutor(s), or person(s)


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