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African American Biography: Plagiarism

Real World Plagiarism

Think plagiarism is just an issue for college students writing research papers. Think again!  Check out these real world examples of celebrities being accused of plagiarizing.

Avoid Plagiarism

Plagiarism occurs when you use another person's verbal or written words or text in your own work without appropriately documenting the source of the borrowed words or text. The borrowed text could come from a variety of places, such as a book, a newspaper, a magazine, a website, or even another student's paper.

No matter where the text comes from, it must be documented accurately. Accurate documentation means that you must follow the MLA (Modern Language Association) or APA (American Psychological Association) rules for documentation.

  Plagiarism TUTORIAL

Plagiarism is easily avoided by correct CITATION.  Take a 10 minute tour of our Plagiarism site found under Tutorials 

Plagiarism Tutorial: Try this Flash tutorial on avoiding plagiarism through properly quoting, paraphrasing and citing research sources.

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