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Citation + Plagiarism

Plagiarism

plagiarism module title screen

Description: After completing this module, you will be able to

  • Describe why plagiarism awareness is important
  • Identify and define different types of plagiarism
  • Explain how to prevent plagiarism

Text, videos and quiz - completion 40-50 minutes

Student Responsibilities

As a Niagara College student, you are responsible to uphold the College's standards for academic integrity and honesty.  Here are two essential items from Niagara College's Student Records, Rights, and Responsibilities Procedures you need to be aware of regarding plagiarism:

The same information can also be found in the "Academic Responsibilities" section of the student handbook. 

Don't Lose "Cite" of Avoiding Plagiarism

Types of Plagiarism

At its most basic level, to commit plagiarism means you have incorrectly presented information in your research as your own original idea. However, there are many different types of plagiarism. Some forms of plagiarism are obvious, while others...not so much. Here are some helpful definitions from plagiarism.org:

Different types of plagiarism are described using icons from plagiarism.org website

Watch this video from plagiarism.org for further information about these types of plagiarism.

Types of Plagiarism. (n.d.) Retrieved September 25, 2014, from <http://www.plagiarism.org/plagiarism-101/types-of-plagiarism>

The Why, Where, and When of Citing

Helpful Guides to Borrow from the Library

Like having a manual by your side as you compile your citations? Then check out these guides available from Niagara College Libraries:

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