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Citation Assistance Resource Guide: Avoid Plagiarism

What is Plagiarism?

"Definition: In an instructional setting, plagiarism occurs when a writer deliberately uses someone else’s language, ideas, or other original (not common-knowledge) material without acknowledg­ing its source.

This definition applies to texts published in print or on-line, to manuscripts, and to the work of other student writers.”

(“Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism: The WPA Statement on Best Practices.” WPA Council of Writing Program Administrators. Council of Writing Program Administrators. 2003. Web. 4 Nov. 2015)

Avoiding Plagiarism

Aids for Citing References

Additional resources are available from the Learning Support Center Resource Guide.

Test Your Plagiarism Knowledge

Can you avoid plagiarism?  Do you know your citation styles?  Test yourself on the following sites which include interactive quizzes/games on plagiarism and citation topics.

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