Citing and Writing Help: Avoiding Plagiarism

Resources for APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, AAA, AAG, ACS, AIP, AP, ASA, CSE, IEEE, legal citations, and EndNote citation management software, plus resources about writing, avoiding plagiarism, literature reviews, and annotated bibliographies

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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