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Library Media: Research Process: 5a. Avoid Plagiarism

Keys to Avoiding Plagiarism

To avoid plagiarizing:

  • Paraphrase the original text into your own words.
  • Use quotation marks around text that has been taken directly from the original source.
  • Cite every source of information you use in your paper unless it is common knowledge or the results of your own research.

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Real World Examples

Think plagiarism is just an issue for college students writing research papers? Think again!  Check out these real world examples of celebrities being accused of plagiarizing.

Avoiding Plagiarism

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Purdue OWL online writing lab offers help to write your papers, avoid plagiarism, and to cite sources.

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