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Last Updated: Sep 21, 2017 URL: Print Guide
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Web Sites

  • Avoiding plagiarism
    Purdue University's Online Writing Lab provides examples on when to credit sources, practice exercises and tips when doing research.
    A useful website to gain more understanding of plagiarism.
  • Academic Integrity
    Two part online tutorial dealing with Academic Integrity. Part 1: discusses the more general topic of academic integrity; Part 2: focuses on plagiarism.
  • How to Recognize Plagiarism
    This tutorial created by the School of Education at Indiana University includes examples of plagiarism, interactive practice questions and a test.

What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarize  : to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source 


Types of plagiarism


  • Mixing words or ideas from an unacknowledged source in with your own words or ideas.
  • Mixing together uncited words and ideas from several sources into a single work.
  • Mixing together properly cited uses of a source with uncited uses.

Direct Plagiarism

  • A phrase or passage that is copied word for word, but not quoted.


  • Rephrasing another person’s work and inserting into your own work without acknowledging the original source.

Insufficient Acknowledgement

  • Half crediting source; whereby you acknowledge the author’s work the first time, but continue to use the author’s words without giving additional attribution.


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