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Avoiding Plagiarism


Academic Dishonesty
This tutorial is maintained by librarians at Northwest Missouri State University to acquaint students with the policies and penalities used by the university. It includes exercises to help students recognize how and when to cite materials used in their assignments.

Academic Integrity
Examples for students include how to recognize and avoid plagiarism and a quiz for identifying moments of academic dishonesty. For faculty, there are selected readings on plagiarism, detection strategies, and methods for teaching about plagiarism and designing alternatives to term papers are provided at this site at Empire State College.

Avoiding Plagiarism
The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University provides this Web site about avoiding plagiarism.

Avoiding Plagiarism
Examples of acceptable borrowing for a direct quotation, for paraphrasing with some quotes, and for paraphrasing are provided at this site at Oregon State University. In addition, examples of unacceptable paraphrasing and unacceptable borrowing (plagiarism) are included.

Avoiding Plagiarism - Rio Salado College
This Web site on avoiding plagiarism defines and shows examples of plagiarism. It also provides a few paragraphs near the bottom of the page for students to practice their paraphrasing skills.

Avoiding Plagiarism - Mastering the Art of Scholarship
The University of California, Davis, maintains this page to help students learn about plagiarism, how to avoid it, and how to cite resources.

Avoiding Plagiarism: Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism
Nimitz Library, at the United States Naval Academy, has created a guide defining plagiarism.

Cut-and-Paste Plagiarism: Preventing, Detecting and Tracking Online Plagiarism
Lisa Hinchliffe at the University of Illinois writes about what plagiarism is and how to detect and prevent it.

Hamilton Writing Center - Using Sources
Sharon Williams at Hamilton College provides this article on avoiding plagiarism.

How to Recognize Plagiarism
Writing Tutorial Services at Indiana University, Bloomington, provides a guide for students on what plagiarism is, how to avoid it, how to recognize acceptable and unacceptable paraphrasing, and identifying common knowledge that doesn't need to be cited. There is an excellent tutorial to go through to help identify all of the listed concepts.

Lake Forest College Statement on Academic Honesty and Plagiarism
Lake Forest College in Chicago provides tips for students to help them recognize what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.

Owens Library Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism
Two librarians from Northwest Missouri State University provide information for students who are looking for ways to avoid plagiarism.

The Owens Library Searchpath Tutorial contains a module that defines plagiarism and provides tips for avoiding plagiarism. In addition, a passage and three student papers that utilize the passage is provided. Readers are asked to make a judgment on whether or not each student's paper plagiarizes the original passage.

Plagiarism: Definitions, Diagnoses, Preventions, and Cures for Students and Faculty at the University of Minnesota
The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing at the University of Minnesota provides links for faculty and students to detect and avoid plagiarism. In addition, links to the definitions of plagiarism and a bibliography of plagiarism articles are included.

Plagiarism : what it is and how to avoid it
This online tutorial, provided by Montgomery College, is an easy-to-follow guide on plagiarism set up in slide format. Learn about plagiarism and how to avoid it, citing and paraphrasing other authors' works, as well as what kind of information doesn't need citing. Test your knowledge of plagiarism at the end of the tutorial by taking the quiz.

Plagiarism - What it is, and How to Avoid It
The University of British Columbia provides examples on how to distinguish and avoid plagiarism.

Plagiarism Tutorial
This tutorial is designed to help "students navigate the often confusing rules, regulations, and law regarding plagiarism in academic situations". The tutorial is provided by the North Carolina State University Libraries Scholarly Communication Center.

Plagiarism: What It Is and How toRecognize and Avoid It
This handout, from Writing Tutorial Services at Indiana University, details specific strategies that help writers avoid the practice of plagiarism.

Quoting and Paraphrasing Sources
The Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison provides a resource to help students choose when to quote an author's exact words and when to paraphrase those words.

Research Resources
"Research Resources is designed to help educators and students develop a better sense of what plagiarism means in the information age, and to teach the planning, organizational, and citation skills essential for producing quality writing and research."

Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism
Penn Library, at the Univesity of Pennsylvania, provides pointers for those wishing to avoid plagiarizing.

Virtual Academic Integrity Laboratory (VAIL)Student Guide: Student Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism through Critical Thinking and Research Skills
This guide is intended to give a quick overview of skills you can adopt to foster academic integrity in your
own scholarship.

What is Plagiarism?
The Georgetown University Honor Council addresses some of the often asked questions about plagiarism.

Writers' Web
"Writer's Web is a free, public-access handbook designed & maintained by University of Richmond students & faculty."

Xtreme Plagiarism
Owens Library provides a short tutorial for learning how to recognize, avoid, and prevent plagiarism.

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