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What is plagiarism?

Definition of plagiarism:

"The unauthorized use of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own."

Definition of plagiarize:

"To take and use ideas, passages, etc., from (another's work) by plagiarism."

From Random House Webster's College Dictionary 2005

 

Plagiarism in the news

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Avoiding Plagiarism

A humorous video from the University of Washington's Michael G. Foster School of Business on the topic of avoiding plagiarism

Plagiarism Resources

Here are some tutorials and videos that will help you understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.

 

 

Another plagiarism video

From the Films on Demand Collection, a look at how to avoid plagiarism, including how to paraphrase and quote. 

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