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Avoiding plagiarism

What's in this guide?


  • Why academic integrity?


  • Examples of good and bad paraphrasing

Practice paraphrasing

  • Academic skill: identify legitimate paraphrasing


  • Guidelines for including direct quotes in academic work

Practice quoting

  • Academic skill: short and long direct quotes


  • Assess knowledge gain: showcase your brain 


  • The library provides multiple examples of source citations for APA, MLA, CSE, Turabian and AMA styles. You can make an appointment for help with citing, also.

Ask a Librarian

  • Ask for research help at the Library Services Desk, using chat, email, phone
  • Email any one of the librarians for a research appointment tailored to your paper/project

Code of Academic Integrity

Behaviors that violate the code

  1. obtaining unauthorized aid or information
  2. giving unauthorized aid or information
  3. committing plagiarism from written, electronic, or internet sources
  4. misrepresenting facts or data
  5. offering bribes
  6. using library resources unethically
  7. using computer resources unethically
  8. knowingly assisting in any of the above practices.

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Cite the source

The library's Citation Guides provide examples for how to cite various sources, including multimedia.

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