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Plagiarism

  • Rio Salado College: Avoiding Plagiarism
    This resource is designed to help students understand and avoid plagiarism, and it includes examples of plagiarized passages of source material. It also includes examples of the acceptable use of direct quotation and paraphrasing.
  • When to Cite Sources
    This resource from Princeton University provides guidelines about when and how to cite your sources.
  • Plagiarism Learning Module
    This learning module from the University of Texas Libraries will help you define plagiarism and determine what sources need to be cited in your writing. It also covers how to paraphrase the words of others and how to incorporate quotations in your own writing.
  • What Consitutes Plagiarism?
    This resource from the Harvard College Writing Program explains and includes examples of verbatim plagiarism, mosaic plagiarism, inadequate paraphrase, uncited paraphrase and uncited quotations. Samples of the acceptable use of source material are also provided.
  • Plagiarism: What It Is and How to Recognize and Avoid It
    Indiana University’s plagiarism site includes information on recognizing unacceptable and acceptable paraphrases. It also offers strategies for avoiding plagiarism.
  • Guide to Plagiarism and Cyber-Plagiarism
    From the University of Alberta Libraries, this resource discusses how the Internet has dramatically increased the ease and opportunity to commit plagiarism. For more information on plagiarism, access the links located under “Resources for Students” in the left navigation menu.