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  • PLAGIARISMTHE DANGERS OF CUT AND PASTE
  • WHAT ISPLAGIARISM?
  • plagiarize (or plagiarise)v. take (the work or an idea of someone else) and pass it off as ones own.Plagiarize v. (2008). In The Concise Oxford English Dictionary (12th ed.). 2008. Retrieved from http://www.oxfordreference.com/views/ENTRY.html?subview=Main&entry=t23.e43211
  • THIS INCLUDES:Words (from books, articles, websites, etc.)ImagesData SetsCharts and GraphsAudio RecordingsVideo Recordings
  • WHAT ISN’TPLAGIARISM?
  • Your opinionCommon knowledgeAccepted factual informationThings you personally observe and recordPersonal experiences
  • WHAT HAPPENSIF I PLAGIARIZE?
  • “Such activity may result infailure of a specific assignment,an entire course, or, if flagrant, dismissal from Grand Valley.” Grand Valley State University. (2010). Plagiarism. Retrieved from http://catalog.gvsu.edu/content.php?catoid=10&navoid=362#AcademicHonest
  • HOW DO I MAKE SUREI DON’T PLAGIARIZE?
  • Take good notes about your sourceswhen researching.Look at what kind of information acitation usually needs.If you you are unsure if you need to citesomething, cite it. (or ask your librarian!)
  • WHAT CITATIONSTYLE SHOULD I USE?
  • MLA Humanities (Literature, Philosophy, & the Arts)APASocial Sciences (not all)EducationNursingPsychologyCHICAGO/TURABIANHistoryAmerican Medical Association (AMA)Health Professions (except Nursing) The sciences have their own specific styles.
  • STILL NOT SURE WHICH STYLE TO USE?ASK YOUR PROFESSOR!
  • QUESTIONS? ASK YOUR LIBRARIAN www.gvsu.edu/libraryOR VISIT THE WRITING CENTER
  • OR CHECK OUTYOUR DEPARTMENT’SSUBJECT GUIDE libguides.gvsu.edu
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