How to Avoid Plagiarism in Writing
Plagiarism is using other people’s words or ideas and not giving them credit. Always give credit for work that is not your own, and accurately cite your sources.
If you have any questions – please see the Library staff or visit the Writing Center.
What is plagiarism?
Carlos and Eddie’s Guide to Bruin Success
UCLA Library site with straight-forward explanations of what constitutes plagiarism and illegal file-sharing.
Paul Robeson Library's YouTube Channel
Rutgers University Library cartoons that cover plagiarism, scholarly sources, Wikipedia, etc.
Plagiarism What It Is and How to Avoid It
Indiana University website gives tools for steering clear of plagiarism.
Plagiarism / Copyright / Paraphrasing
Checklist for Fair Use
Read Write Think tool for evaluating fair use
Quoting, Paraphrasing, Summarizing
Learn the differences between these three concepts, how to use them, and how they benefit your work.
Consequences of Plagiarism
American Journalism Review article on the rash of journalists being fired for fabricating facts and/or plagiarism.
New Republic Fires Writer Over `Hoax'
Washington Post article on journalist Steven Glass' firing from New Republic.
Plagiarism in Colleges in the USA
Ronald B. Standler’s essay covers the laws related to plagiarism, cases and litigation concerning plagiarism policies at colleges.
Technology Yields Plagiarism Bust
CBS News story on 122 University of Virginia students accused of plagiarism.