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UNIV 4995: Senior Project

Library research guide for UNIV 4995 senior project.

Citation Help

Using Information Appropriately

Once you understand that plagiarism is using another's words or ideas and claiming them as your own, you should have an idea how to avoid plagiarizing.  When you use someone else's words or ideas, you must acknowledge him or her.

  • When you want to use a phrase from a book, website, movie (or anything with a fixed form) you must use quotation marks to indicate that it is a quote.  You must also acknowledge the source with a citation.
  • When you paraphrase, you must rewrite in your own words.  Simply changing or moving words around is not paraphrasing.  The grammatical structure of the passage should be significantly different!
 Still not sure how to avoid plagiarism?  Look through some of the examples on the following guides:
  • Plagiarism - Indiana University's Writing Tutorial Services page shows unacceptable and acceptable paraphrasing.
  • Beyond Plagiarism - University of Michigan's Writing Center shows how you can best integrate sources into your paper.