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How to Avoid Plagiarism LibGuide
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This LibGuide contains information and resources for faculty and students to learn about plagiarism and how to avoid it. Click on the tabs to find various resources that will help you understand what plagiarism means and tips on avoiding plagiarism. If you need help, please contact your teacher or Library Media Specialist.
What is Plagiarism?
According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, to "plagiarize" means:
- to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own
- to use (another's production) without crediting the source
- to commit literary theft
- to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source
In other words, plagiarism is an act of fraud. It involves both stealing someone else's work and lying about it afterward.
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