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Avoiding Plagiarism: Avoiding Plagiarism

What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is:

  • Using someone else's words or ideas without properly citing the source
  • Reusing your own words or ideas from another paper (without citing yourself)
  • Turning in a paper you did not write, even if you paid for it
  • Using an image, chart, graph or photograph without properly citing the source
  • Doing any of the above, intentionally or unintentionally, is still plagiarism
  • Watch the Video or use the Web Resources links on the right for more information.

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Avoiding Plagiarism

Welcome! This Guide is designed to teach students when to cite sources in research papers and how to avoid plagiarism. There are many interactive tutorials, videos, and websites dedicated to this topic that will help students learn how to write academic papers and attribute ideas appropriately. If you are ever in doubt about what or how to cite, please Ask a Librarian!


Plagiarism: How Not to Do It from Bainbridge College