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  • Citation Guide: Avoiding Plagiarism

    Use this guide to find information on how to cite sources using various styles as well as information on plagiarism and annotated bibliographies.

    Resources on Plagiarism

    What is Plagiarism?

    Plagiarism is presenting someone else's work or thoughts as your own.  Whether this is done intentionally or not, plagiarism is a serious offense.  Credit must be given in the form of a citation when quoting directly, summarizing, or paraphrasing the source. 

    Protect yourself; when in doubt, ask your professor for guidance when citing sources in your paper.

    Library Books on Plagiarism

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