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Information about what plagiarism is and how to avoid it
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Plagiarism Tutorials

Test your plagiarism savvy, or learn more about what it is, why it's a problem, and how you can avoid it.


Understanding Plagiarism

Anne Arundel Community College’s Academic Integrity Policy (PDF) defines plagiarism as “the unacknowledged or improperly cited adoption or
reproduction of the ideas, words, data or statements of others, including fellow students and internet sources.”

In addition to explaining plagiarism and its consequences, these links contain examples of plagiarized text and provide suggestions for correctly paraphrasing, summarizing, and quoting sources:

Use Truxal Library's Citation Guide to correctly cite your sources.


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MLA-style and APA-style guidelines change over time, especially for citing sources accessed electronically.  For the most up-to-date information about how to cite sources correctly, visit these pages:

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