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Academic Integrity & Plagiarism

This guide provides examples of plagiarism, and tips and resources to help students avoid plagiarism.

Tips and Hints

Don't Procrastinate
Plan ahead! Do not wait until the last minute, as this will lead to sloppy work. Stay organized.

Take Good Notes
Keep a list of all the sources (incl. page numbers or URLs). Mark the section(s) of sources you will be using.

Keep Track of Your Sources
As you search across databases, the library website, and other resources, save materials you plan to use. Either print them out or save them electronically. Try Zotero.

Ask Your Professor
If you have a question about integrating sources into your paper, ask your professor.

Read and Understand before you Write
Put your sources away when you write. Use note cards with paraphrases of source material instead. Understand what you are trying to say before you write.