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Plagiarism & Documentation Resources - Bloomington: Plagiarism

Words related to plagiarism and citation

pla·gia·rism

/ˈplājəˌrizəm/
the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.
synonyms:  copying, infringement of copyright, piracy, theft, stealing

Ivy Tech Student Code

"Presenting within one’s own work the ideas, representations, or words of another person without customary and proper acknowledgment of that person’s authorship is considered plagiarism. Students who are unsure of what constitutes plagiarism should consult with their instructors. Claims of ignorance will not necessarily excuse the offense."

- Ivy Tech Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities

Plagiarism: How to Avoid It

Bainbridge State College. (2010, January 5). Plagiarism: How to Avoid It [Video recording]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/2q0NlWcTq1Y

Give credit where credit is due

Research and writing are a large component of your program. In your writings, it is important to recognize other authors' ideas and research and document them. It is considered plagiarism if you do not give credit to others.

To learn more about plagiarism and how to avoid it in your papers, take a look at these websites

Faculty Copyright & Plagiarism Resources

Documentation

One way to avoid plagiarism is to give credit to the original authors whose IDEAS you use in your writing. There are several documentation and citation styles you can use. Check with your teacher to make sure you are using the correct documentation style.

MLA Documentation

APA Documentation

Chicago and Turabian Documentation