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This Libguide gives advice on what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.

What is plagiarism?

According to the Meriam-Webster Online dictionary, "to plagiarise" means to

  • 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


This tutorial explains what plagiarism is and why you should avoid it in a clear concise manner.


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