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POLS 332: Avoiding Plagiarism

Political Science 332: Emergency Preparedness Resources for understanding emergency management and emergency response in the United States

General Rule of Thumb

If you aren't sure if you need to cite it or not, go ahead and cite it.

Do I need to cite if I ...

... directly quote from a source?

Yes

... paraphrase from a source?

Yes

... summarize a source?

Yes

What is plagiarism?

Plagiarism is taking someone else's work and claiming it as your own. 

Plagiarism 2.0: Information Ethics in the Digital Age

Plagiarism 2.0: Information Ethics in the Digital Age. Films Media Group, 2011. Films On Demand. Web. 28 August 2013. http://proxy.campbell.edu/login?url=http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=103991&xtid=43790.

Plagiarism Tutorial

The following tutorial was created by the librarians at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.

Plagiarism.org