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Plagiarism Tutorial

Plagiarism is the lack of attributing intellectual ideas and creative works to their creator.

Give Credit

You can think of recognizing the work of other academics as giving credit. How do you give credit? With a citation!

Citations serve to, 

  • Inform a reader that material in your work, such as a quote, image, or idea, came from another source.
  • Acknowledge the work of others and provide pathways to their work.
  • Provide context to your argument in a larger scholarly discussion.
  • Establish your credibility as a serious scholar by providing evidence that you have thoroughly considered the topic.

A good citation makes it easy for the reader to figure out the who, what, when, and where of the source. Many citation styles also indicate how the source was accessed.