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Avoiding Plagiarism for Students: Home


This LibGuide contains information and resources for learning about plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Click on the tabs above  to find various resources that will help you understand what plagiarism means and tips on avoiding plagiarism.

If you need help, please contact  a librarian (Brittney Goodman's and Stacy Voeller's contact information is in the far right column) or other librarians at the Reference Desk.

The University Writing Support Center is also a useful resource for help in this area.

Tools for detecting Plagiarism

What is plagiarism?

According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary Online, the meaning of the word plagiarize is:

"To steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own: use
(another's production) without crediting the source."



The template for this guide was created by Kimbel A. May at St. Philip's College.  Additional information and resources were shared by Patricia Kirkwood at the University of Arkansas and Lori Mardis at Northwest Missouri State.

Other resources were selected by Brittney Goodman and Stacy Voeller at Minnesota State University Moorhead's Livingston Lord Library.

You may reproduce any part of it for noncommercial purposes as long as credit is included. 


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