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What is Plagiarism?
PLAGIARISM means claiming as your own the ideas, words, data, computer programs, creative compositions, artwork, etc., done by someone else. Examples include improper citation of referenced works, the use of commercially available scholarly papers, failure to cite sources, or copying another person’s ideas.
In order to avoid plagiarism, use the "3 Step Rule" in your academic writing:
Information from sources must be:
Useful resources on avoiding plagiarism:
The Ethics of Paraphrase (from UAB Graduate School) includes strategies for effective paraphrasing
Is it Plagiarism Yet? (from Purdue OWL) discusses what needs to be cited and what is common knowledge
1. Identify key concepts and brainstorm search terms for each
See the slideshow above or watch this narrated tutorial to learn more
2. Build search strings using "and" "or" and, sometimes, "not"
3. Choose the right resources or databases to search
4. Use search tips or Help files in the database to focus your searches
5. Ask a Librarian if you get stuck!