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PNUR 100: Success in Nursing Seminar: Avoiding Plagiarism

Learn the basics of nursing research using this handy guide.

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?


... paraphrase from a source?


... summarize a source?


Need more help understanding plagiarism?

What is plagiarism?

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

Avoiding Plagiarism

BrockLibrary, What is plagiarism and how to avoid it [Video]. YouTube Published Sept. 2, 2014. Accessed Sept. 11, 2017.

Plagiarism Tutorial

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

Avoiding Plagiarism

Guide to avoiding plagiarism produced by Harvard University.

Plagiarism News- The New York Times