Literacy, Language Arts, and Literature Studies (LLLS): Avoiding Plagiarism

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To Help You Learn More About and Avoid Plagiarism

Plagiarism is an ethical issue -- it happens when you use someone's work or ideas without giving them credit. Plagiarism can be avoided by quoting or appropriately paraphrasing and then providing a citation to the original work.

Don't Confuse Plagiarism with Copyright Issues

Copyright is a legal issue. Copyright infringement happens when you use or share an author/creator's work that is still under copyright protection in a manner that exceeds legal guidelines for fair use. For more information about copyright and related intellectual property concerns, see the following resources.

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