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What is Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the act of claiming credit for the words, ideas, and concepts of others.

Self-Plagiarism is the practice of presenting one’s own previously published work as though it were new.

APA Manual of Style p170

This can mean using parts of one of your papers or the using a complete paper for multiple classes!

When to Cite

“Cite the work of those individuals whose ideas, theories, or research have directly influenced your work.  They may provide key background information, support or dispute your thesis, or offer critical definitions or data…In addition to crediting the ideas of others that you used to build your thesis, provide documentation for all facts and figures that are not common knowledge.”

APA Manual of Style p 169

Resources on Avoiding Plagiarism

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