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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 plagiarism.org.
Information on Plagiarism
Sites that explain what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.
This handout developed by the Freshman Composition Program covers plagiarism basics and addresses the penalty for plagiarizing at the Univeristy of New Orleans.
These are a few articles that discuss the issue of plagiarism at the college level.
This paper discusses term paper mills, anti-plagiarism tools and the issue of academic integrity. Marie Groark, Diana Oblinger and Miranda Choa
Avioiding Accidental Plagiarism
This articles provides tips to use to avoid accidental plagiarism. Gail Pittam
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