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Citation & Writing Style Guides: PLAGIARISM

A guide from the Woodruff Library on how to cite your sources and avoid plagiarism.


Examples of Plagiarism

Written or spoken words, phrases, or sentences from any source, used without proper documentation.

Summarizing without proper documentation (usually a citation) ideas from another source (unless such information is recognized as common knowledge).

Facts, statistics, graphs, pictorial representations, or phrases without acknowledging the source (unless such information is recognized as common knowledge).

Submitting work simultaneously presented in two courses, unless permission is granted by the both the instructors.

Submitting work, either in whole or in part, created by a professional service and used without attribution (e.g., paper, speech, bibliography, or photograph).


From Deborah Schaeffer, University Library, Cal State Los Angeles

Plagiarism Graphic

Video About Plagiarism

These videos explain what plagiarism is and gives examples.

Posted with permission from Vibiana Bowman (Robeson Library, Rutgers University)