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This page explains plagiarism and provides resources to help students avoid it.
Last Updated: Oct 14, 2013 URL: http://libguides.walsh.edu/plagiarism Print Guide RSS Updates

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Why Cite Sources?

 

All About Plagiarism

What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is using the words and ideas of someone else and presenting them as your own. The act is a violation of trust and the consequences are serious.

For example, you must cite when using:

  • Another person’s ideas, words, opinions
  • Any facts, graphs, drawings, … ANY kind of information that is not common knowledge
  • Quotations: another person’s spoken or written words
  • Paraphrases: minimally changing another persons words or ideas

       More information

 

Forms of Plagiarism

  • Handing in a paper done by someone else
  • Copying text from a website and pasting it into your document
  • Using facts, statistics, etc. without acknowledging the source
  • Handing in the same paper for two different assignments
  • Using the results of someone else’s research as if it were your own

      For examples 

 

How to Avoid plagiarism

  • Keep accurate records during the research process [author, title, place of publication, publisher, date, etc.]
  • Put quotations marks around any words copied verbatim into your notes

       Take a tutorial (Recommended by Walsh faculty)
       Side by side comparison of correct citation method vs. plagiarism of a passage


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