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ECC - Online Education Users: Plagiarism

Defining Plagiarism

Understanding Plagiarism

Some Common Examples of plagiarism are: copying someone else's words without using quotation marks and citing (giving credit to) the source,

paraphrasing or summarizing someone else's words without citing the source,

quoting someone else's words inaccurately,

restating someone else's original or specialized ideas without citing the source,

misrepresenting someone else's words or ideas,

citing the wrong source, and
pretending someone else's work is your own.

Note: Text isn't the only thing that can be plagiarized. You also must credit the sources of images, graphics, charts, drawings, video, music, etc. 

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Detecting Plagiarism

More Information on Plagiarism

Check out the following video for more examples of plagiarism.

Other sources available through the ECC library include :

The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers 7th ed. 

(808 M689m)

Plagiarism, the Internet and Student Learning

(808 S9667)

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 6th ed.

(808.066 A51274p)