Here are some examples of Plagiarism:
- Turning in someone else's work as your own.
- Copying large pieces of text from a source without citing that source.
- Taking passages from multiple sources, piecing them together, and turning in the work as your own.
- Copying from a source but changing a few words and phrases to disguise plagiarism.
- Paraphrasing from a number of different sources without citing those sources.
- Turning in work that you did for another class without getting your professor's permission first.
- Buying an essay or paper and turning it in as your own work.
It is possible to cite sources but still plagiarize. Here are some examples:
- Mentioning an author or source within your paper without including a full citation in your bibliography.
- Citing a source with inaccurate information, making it impossible to find that source.
- Using a direct quote from a source, citing that source, but failing to put quotation marks around the copied text.
- Paraphrasing from multiple cited sources without including any original work.
Creative Commons License
This guide is adapted from the Plagiarism Tutorial created by the University of Southern Mississippi. This work licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA) 4.0 International License.