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International Student Guide: What is Plagiarism?

Resources to help international students navigate American college libraries, understand plagiarism, and find materials in multiple languages.

What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is the act of using someone else's ideas, exact words, and other creative works without giving proper credit. Plagiarism is taken seriously at American institutions, so it's important to understand what it is and how to prevent it.  Check out these tutorials and the library's other guides on proper source incorporation, such as Incorporating Sources Ethically and the APA Tutorial