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Citation and Documentation Guide: Plagiarism

Guidelines and examples of citing information using MLA, APA formats.

The Plagiarism Spectrum

TurnItIn's Plagiarism Spectrum

How to Recognize Plagiarism Tutorial

The tutorial includes:
  • Overview: when and how to give credit; recommendations; decision flowchart
  • Plagiarism Cases: links to Web sites describing real plagiarism cases
  • Examples: word-for-word and paraphrasing plagiarism -- 5 examples each
  • Practice with feedback: identifying plagiarism -- 10 items, then a practice test
  • Test: if you pass, you can print a confirmation certificate
  • Resources: links to several useful websites for more on how to avoid plagiarism
  • Plagiarism Detectors

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    Stop Plagiarism

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