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CLNR 552: Scientific Communications- Online Class: Avoiding Plagiarism

This guide is designed to point Distance Education CLNR 552 students toward library resources.

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?


Test your understanding

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.

Plagiarism Tutorial

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

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