Preventing Plagiarism

Copyright, Fair Use, and Proper Citation

What is plagiarism?


noun \ˈplā-jə-ˌri-zəm also -jē-ə-\

: the act of using another person's words or ideas without giving credit to that person : the act of plagiarizing something

"Plagiarism." Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 18 Sept. 2013. <>.

Watch this Video to Understand Plagiarism Better!

What Should I Do?

Avoid Plagiarism in Writing

Properly Cite (Help and Examples from OWL at Purdue)

Get Help From EasyBib (Citation Machine)

What About Copyright and Fair Use for Music, Video, and Etc.?