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Citing Sources: Avoiding Plagiarism

Find out how to create citations and works cited!

Briefly defined, plagiarism is using the work of someone else without giving credit. The consequences of plagiarism can be severe, but it's easy to avoid plagiarism if you take time to learn the rules.

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Tips to Avoid Plagiarizing

If you know how to avoid plagiarism, you can set up good research habits that include:

  • taking good notes
  • keeping track of all your sources
  • learning how to paraphrase the words of others
  • providing proper citations