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CPHS 100: Avoiding Plagiarism

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?


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 News- The New York Times

Plagiarism Tutorial

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