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MSU Online Distance Education Resources: Avoiding Plagiarism

Plagiarism-- What Not To Do

The Oxford English Dictionary  defines plagiarism as "the wrongful appropriation or purloining, and publication as one's own, of the ideas, or the expression of the ideas (literary, artistic, musical, mechanical, etc.) of another."

Avoiding Plagiarism

Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism*

Plagiarism occurs when a student, with intent to deceive or with reckless disregard for proper scholarly procedures, presents any information, ideas or phrasing of another as if they were his/her own and/or does not give appropriate credit to the original source. Proper scholarly procedures require that all quoted material be identified by quotation marks or indentation on the page, and the source of information and ideas, if from another, must be identified and be attributed to that source. Students are responsible for learning proper scholarly procedures (from Duke University's Bulletin of Information & Regulations
 
 
*http://library.duke.edu/research/plagiarism/

Plagiarism

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