Avoiding plagiarism

Plagiarism, according to the Webster’s dictionary is:

  • to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own
  • to use (another's production) without crediting the source
  • to commit literary theft
  • to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source

It is important to understand what plagiarism is, in order to ensure you don't do it!

  1. Watch this short plagiarism video to find out what plagiarism is and some techniques for avoiding it
  2. There are many types of plagiarism - it isn't just copying and pasting. Watch this short types of plagiarism video to help you recognise models of plagiarism mainly encountered in an academic setting
  3. Plagiarism is closely tied in with your ability to cite and reference correctly. You’ll find lots of resources to help with referencing on the Informed Learner referencing web page.