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Citing Sources and Plagiarism

What is Plagiarism?

When thinking about plagiarism, there are several important ideas to keep in mind:

  • Plagiarism can be the uncredited use of the words of another author.
  • Plagiarism can be the uncredited use of the ideas of another author.
  • Plagiarism can be the result of reusing your own work for an assignment.
  • Plagiarism can be the result of forgetting an appropriate citation.
  • Plagiarism can be the result of crafting a citation incorrectly.