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Research Basics: Citing Sources

Tips and tutorials for searching Library databases and conducting research.

Introduction

When you take someone else’s work, words, and/or ideas and then use them as your own, you are committing plagiarism.  Besides this traditional definition, plagiarism also includes:

  • Re-arranging an author's words (paraphrasing) and using it without a citation
  • Using someone else's ideas without citing the source
  • Using a photograph or image and not including a citation
  • Submitting the same paper for two different assignments

Sometimes you may even plagiarize accidentally.  Luckily there are plenty of resources to prevent that from happening.  Just remember that whenever you use or borrow someone else's work, you need to cite it!

Plagiarism Quiz

Plagiarism Checker

Not sure if you plagiarized?  Use the following free online tools to check to see if you have plagiarized:


Citations & Academic Integrity

Still need help understanding plagiarism and academic integrity? Check out these additional resources?


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