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Academic Integrity

A tutorial on Academic Integrity at the Mississippi University for Women

Plagiarism

All three of the famous cases of unintentional plagiarism referenced on the previous page could have been avoided if the authors correctly cited their sources. You can avoid unintentional plagiarism in your own work by:

  • Learning when to cite or paraphrase (i.e. restate the idea in your own words) and clearly noting the difference between the two in your paper
  • Getting in the habit of including quotation marks, page numbers, and other citation information during the research process, especially when cutting and pasting from online sources
  • Using a consistent citation style
  • Employing citation software to help keep track of your sources