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How to Research: Plagiarism: How to avoid it

Gateway Library general information for your research project

What is Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's words, ideas, or line of thought without acknowledgement. Even when plagiarism is inadvertent - the result of careless note taking, punctuating, or documenting - the writer is still at fault for dishonest work, and the paper will be unacceptable. To avoid plagiarizing, learn to recognize distinctive content and expression in source materials and to take accurate, carefully punctuated, and documented notes.

Perrin, Robert. The Beacon Handbook and Desk Reference.Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.

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Test Yourself

Taking small bits of information from the Internet or Web and using it as your own work or to complete an assignment is plagiarism.

Test Yourself
True: 70 votes (83.33%)
False: 14 votes (16.67%)
Total Votes: 84

Internet Resources - Plagiarism

Useful websites for detecting and avoiding plagiarism:

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