Why Students Plagiarize

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Sites that Help Students Understand and Avoid Plagiarism

The Bedford Researcher's Annotated Links on Avoiding Plagiarism

A selection of sites that address plagiarism.

Avoiding Plagiarism by Sharon Williams

Offers general information and advice for avoiding plagiarism with examples of paraphrasing and quoting from sources.

Northwestern University on Avoiding Plagiarism

Provides links to plagiarism information including definitions, tips for avoiding it, and examples of acceptable paraphrasing.

Plagiarism: What Is it and How to Recognize and Avoid It

Indiana University defines plagiarism and details ways to identify and avoid it.

Purdue University on Avoiding Plagiarism

Explains common contradictions in academic writing, degrees and definitions of plagiarism, and practical self-checks for student writing.

UC Davis on Avoiding Plagiarism

Offers help on mastering the art of scholarship by defining plagiarism and offering tips for avoiding it.

What Is Plagiarism?

A useful discussion of plagiarism and related issues; offered by the Honors Program at Georgetown University.