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The following information on plagiarism is taken from:

Gibaldi, Joseph. The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 6th ed. New York: The

       Modern Languages Association of America, 2003. Print.

You have plagiarized if:

  • You took notes from the text that did not distinguish summary and paraphrase from quotation. Then you presented wording from the notes as if it were all your own.
  • You presented facts without saying where you found them.
  • You repeated or paraphrased someone's wording without acknowledgment.
  • You took someone's unique or particularly apt phrase without acknowledgment.
  • You paraphrased someone's argument or presented someone's line of thought without acknowledgment.
  • You copied and pasted information from the Internet without quotation marks or without citing the source. (Gibaldi 75)

Keep the following three categories distinct in your research notes:

  • summaries of others' material
  • exact wordings you copy
  • your own ideas, questions, and responses (Gibaldi 75)
Self-plagiarism is also a concern in academe. Gibaldi discusses the ethics of repurposing
Self- plagiarism is also a concern in academe. Gilbaldi discusses the ethics of repurosing previous work:
If you must complete a research project to earn a grade in a course, handing in a paper you already earned credit for in another course is deceitful. Moreover, you lose the opportunity to improve your knowledge and skills. If you want to rework a paper that you prepared for another course, ask your current instructor for permission to do so. (74)

Lansdale School of Business students are required to use the guide “MLA Format for Article Critiques and Research Papers” to produce correctly formatted and cited work.
Lansdale School of Business MLA 8th Edition Style Sheet

The student is responsible for providing MLA citations that meet the requirements of Lansdale School of Business. All online generators issue disclaimers as to their accuracy. You may use the citations generated as a basis for your MLA citation, but you must make the necessary revisions. Keep in mind the LIRN collection of databases provide MLA citations.

EasyBib EDU (Current MLA format)
EasyBib EDU formats citations and parenthetical citations in MLA 8th edition style. EasyBib EDU is free with registration. Sign up using the instructions provided by the guide: EasyBib EDU users can save a bibliography online or import to Word. You must format the imported citation and assure that it is correct. It includes a feature to upload journal article citations from databases.


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NoodleBib Express
Just need one or two quick citations? No need to log in or subscribe -- simply generate them in NoodleBib Express and copy and paste what you need into your document. Note: citations are not saved and cannot be exported to a word processor using this version of the tool.


Zotero is a free, open source utility that works in the Firefox browser to help users collect, manage and cite sources.


The Goblin Threat Plagiarism Game.
The Goblin Threat game was created by Mary Broussard, Snowden Library, Lycoming College.

The Cite is Right!
This tutorial on plagiarism is presented in a fifties game show format. It's fun, entertaining, and informative. Presented by the Reference Staff of the Paul Robeson Library, Rutgers the State University, Camden, New Jersey.

“You Quote It, You Note It!”
Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University, Nova Scotia

The OWL Writing Lab at Purdue has excellent information on all aspects of composition, research, documentation, and plagiarism. In this exercise, choose passages to paraphrase and compare your efforts with the suggested answers.

San José State University Library.
Please select to use Flash or non-Flash version of the tutorial.

University of Southern Mississippi. Quiz. Identify acceptable use or plagiarism.

“Academic Integrity Tutorial, York University presents three Case Studies of student writing.
In each case, we will present the original source, and some writing samples using this source. Your task will be to identify which writing samples display academic integrity, which do not, and why.”

Longman Press Avoiding Plagiarism tutorial

The following web sites offer advice, examples, and exercises to recognize and avoid plagiarism:


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