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French: Avoiding Plagiarism


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What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism, n.  "The action or practice of taking someone else's work, idea, etc., and passing it off as one's own..." 

"Plagiarism, n.". OED Online. Oxford University Press, June 2013.  Web. 3 September 2013.

Avoiding Plagiarism

Quick tips on how to avoid plagiarism:
  • Allow plenty of time for research and writing.  Prevent careless mistakes by allowing enough time to research, write, and proofread your work.
  • Keep your research organized.  Keep track of your sources so you can cite accurately.  Need help?  Use RefWorks!
  • Understand how to paraphrase and quote accurately.  Need help?  Use the links below!
  • Cite your sources.  MLA, APA, Turabian, etc.  There are many citation styles to choose from.  Ask your professor for the citation style they prefer.  See the library's Citation Guides for help.
  • Questions?  Ask your professor!  Ask a librarian!
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Citing Sources

Cite It

Citation and proper attribution of sources rest at the core of academic research. Musselman Library provides a Citation Guide to the major citation styles with links to helpful resources online.