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Citation Help: Plagiarism 101

Citation Help!

What is Plagiarism?

According to Merriam-Webster, to plagiarize is "to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source."

This is why it is important to always cite your sources, whether it's a direct quote you are using or someone else's idea.  To lean more about plagiarism, check out

Information on Plagiarism

Sites that explain what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.

These are a few articles that discuss the issue of plagiarism at the college level.

Plagiarism Trackers

If you are worried that you missed something, you can use a plagiarism checker for help.  There are tons of options, but below are some of the free options out there.  Of course, as with all things free, these sites have a few limitations.

UNO Policy on Plagiarism

The University of New Orleans policy on plagiarism is defined within the Academic Dishonesty Policy. For an explanation of the policy please find at the link below: 

Academic Dishonesty Policy

A Plagiarism Carol

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This video illustrating the pitfalls of plagiarism, is brought to you by the University of Bergen.