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Plagiarism Prevention & Citation Sources: Defining Plagiarism

This Plagiarism LibGuide is developed to guide users in the use of specific citation styles and plagiarism prevention techniques.


Avoiding Plagiarism Tutorials

What is plagiarism?

Plagiarism is using other's ideas or words without acknowledging the source of information.

Tip: Avoiding Plagiarism

Give credit whenever you use......

  • Another person's idea, opinion, or theory
  • Facts, statisitics, graphs, drawings
  • Quotations of another person's actual spoken or written words

Check for plagiarism

Protection for creators of original work

Examples of copyright resources used in academia

  • Books
  • Works from a chapter in a book
  • Journal articles
  • Newspaper articles
  • Websites 
  • Images (i.e.,pictures, art)
  • Government documents
  • Magazine articles
  • Reference works