Plagiarism: Sites and Videos
“Plagiarism is the academic and literary equivalent of robbery, taking somebody else’s property. If you copy somebody’s test answers, take an essay from a magazine and pass it off as your own, lift a well-phrased sentence or two and include them without crediting the author or using quotation marks, or even pass off somebody’s good ideas as examples of your own genius, you are guilty of intellectual thievery. If you are caught you should expect punishment or contempt or both.”
Quote from Robert M.Gorrell and Charlton Laid, Modern English Handbook, 6th edition (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1976), p. 71.
Below are guides to help one understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid even its hint.
- Center for Academic Integrity
- Courtesy of Clemson University
- Courtesy of The Writing Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- “Our mission is to help people all over the world prevent plagiarism and restore integrity to written work.”
- Plagiarism: What It is and How to Avoid It
- Courtesy of Indiana University
- The OWL: What is plagiarism?
- Video and Links
- Courtesy of the University of Texas at Austin
- Video: Plagiarism
- This video explains what it means to plagiarize and how not to do it.
- Video: What is Plagiarism
- Courtesy of Rutgers University