Doing Honest Work In College: How To Prepare Citations, Avoid Plagiarism, And Achieve Real Academic Success (808.027 LIPSON)
Plagiarism: A How-Not-to Guide For Students (808 GILMORE)
Avoiding Plagiarism: What Every Student Should Know About Avoiding Plagiarism (808 STERN)
Stop Plagiarism: A Guide To Understanding And Prevention (808 STOP PL)
A definition: "Plagiarism is using some else's work - words, ideas, or illustrations; published or unpublished - without giving the creator of that work sufficient credit. A serious breach of scholarly ethics, plagiarism can have severe consequences: Academic professionals can face public disgrace or even be forced out of a position. In the business world, plagiarism leads to distrust and can significantly damage careers. Students risk a failing grade or possible disciplinary action ranging from suspension to expulsion."
Source citation: Stern, Linda. What Every Student Should Know about Avoiding Plagiarism. New York: Pearson Longman, 2009. Print.
Even robots struggle with plagiarism.
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