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Resources to assist in defining and avoiding plaigarism

Welcome to the Plagiarism Resource Guide!


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.  Refer to the Writing & English tab.  

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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