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What is Plagiarism
Definition: Plagiarism is the act of presenting the words, ideas, images, sounds, or the creative expression of others as your own. This definition applies to texts published in print or on-line, manuscripts, and the work of other writers
For more details on how to avoid plagiarism, watch this video from Bainbridge College:Plagiarism: How to Avoid It. YouTube. Bainbridge State College, 10 Jan. 2010. Web. <http://youtu.be/2q0NlWcTq1Y>.
From the Hartness Library in Vermont:
Check out this plagiarism video
Quick Guide to Plagiarism. A SEA DEVIL TV Production. Cape Fear Community College, 25 Aug. 2009. Web. 19 Mar. 2014.
Grammar Bytes Presents: Plagiarism
How to Avoid Plagiarism
- Get a head start on your research, do not wait!
- Use effective search strategies
- Read and understand the resources you find
- If you aren't finding useful information, get help!
- Keep track of all the resources you use
- Helps organize them for the bibliography
- Use Easy Bib to organize your sources & links
- Read the resources carefully and keep notes
- Be a college-level writer
- Use quotations around direct quotes (cite them!)
- Paraphrase others' words (cite them!)
- Get help if you feel lost!
Useful Plagiarism Tutorial
From the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Libraries Plagiarism Tutorial, a 4-part tutorial that is very useful to determine when one might be "plagiarizing" from someone else's work. Includes little quizzes along the way.
Copyright: Topic Page
Right granted by statute to the author or originator of certain literary, artistic, and musical productions whereby for a limited period of time he or she controls the use of the product. The work may be reproduced by the individual or by another licensed to do so by the individual.
From Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Political Thought
Assets of an intangible kind, in the form of inventions, symbols, literary artefacts, in which intellectual effort has been invested, perhaps with a view to exploiting the result for profit. The protection of intellectual property has become an ever more significant feature in modern economies, as corporations retreat from producing things and take to branding them instead.
Plug in your information and EasyBib provides either the MLA and APA formatting. Register as a user first, then your citation and source organization problems are solved.
- First time users: Register with EasyBib (top right corner)
- Returning users: Login to your EasyBib account (top right corner)
The best time to receive feedback is before you turn your assignment in. Paperrater will check grammar, spelling and even plagiarism! sign up on their website: http://www.paperrater.com/
Research Calculator - how much time do you neeed?
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This valuable time management tool can help calculate the amount of time needed to complete a research project. Shared by Monica Fusich of the Henry Madden Library at California State University, Fresno