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Hope Highlands Middle School Library: Plagiarism

About Plagiarism

According to Webster's Dictionary, plagiarism is "the act of using another person's words or ideas without giving credit to that person".  It is very important to avoid plagiarism in all of your work.  Use the information on this page to learn how to avoid plagiarism and properly give credit to your sources. 

definition citation: "Plagiarism." Merriam-Webster. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 12 Sept. 2013.

Plagiarism Video

Click on the picture below to watch a video created by Common Craft to explain plagiarism. 

"Plagiarism Explained by Common Craft | Richland Library." Richland Library. N.p., n.d. Web.

Online Grammar & Plagiarism Checker

Use Grammarly to check your work for plagiarism. 

Whose Is It Anyway?

Watch this video about the reponsible use of online content:

CommonSenseEducators. "Whose Is It Anyway?" YouTube. YouTube, 03 July 2013. Web.

Understanding Plagiarism

Visit the sites below for additional information about plagiarism. - Includes information about plagiarism, how to avoid it, and how to cite your sources. - Excellent article explaining plagiarism.  Includes a plagiarism checklist - Ths Purdue OWL Writing Lab's Guide to avoiding plagiarism

How To Tell if You are Plagiarizing

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Free Online Citation Creators

Use the free online citation creators below to generate and save citations for all types of sources. 

How much do you really know about plagiarism?

Click on the picture below to test your knowledge about plagiarism.  This interactive tutorial was created by the Vaughn Memorial Library at Acadia University in Canada.