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Prevent Plagiarism

This Research Guide will help you find reliable information on preventing plagiarism.

Prevent Plagiarism

It is essential, both in your academic and professional life, that you understand what plagiarism is and know how to avoid it.

In the simplest terms, plagiarism is using someone else's work and passing it off as your own. Although sometimes unintentional, it is intellectual dishonesty and can be considered cheating. Properly citing your sources is important, but it is just one aspect of plagiarism prevention. Learn to properly summarize, paraphrase, and use quotes to avoid unintentional plagiarism. Keep in mind that you need to give credit to the sources of the ideas you use, not just the words.


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