Plagiarism Resources

Avoiding Plagiarism

The Quick Guide (pdf)

  • A one-page intro to plagiarism and how to avoid it by quoting an paraphrasing

The Plagiarism Examples (ppt)

  • 18 slides with examples. Use it to quiz yourself on what does and does not count as plagiarism.

Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism Presentation (ppt)

  • A more comprehensive presentation on the plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Student Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism (doc)

  • A 3-page guide to what does and does not need to be cited.

Additional Resources


  • This site from the English department at the Illinois Valley Community College provides a simple explanation of plagiarism
  • Especially useful in providing more information on what constitutes general knowledge

Princeton University Academic Integrity website

  • Use the menu on the left to navigate among the resources
  • These resources provide examples of plagiarism and give more information about the nuances of plagiarism including when collaboration is okay, what constitutes general knowledge, and other issues that might affect your academic integrity

Purdue OWL

  • One of the most comprehensive online resources available for writers
  • This section addresses plagiarism
  • Subsections can be navigated to from the menu on the left-hand side of the page
  • One of the best pages on this site is the “Best Practices” section that provides you a guide for how to approach writing so that you will always avoid plagiarizing

Plagiarism Tutorial

  • Series of tutorials from the University of Southern Mississippi
  • Covers what constitutes plagiarism and how to properly cite resources used in your papers
  • This also includes quizzes which can help you make sure you understand everything you need to know to avoid plagiarism in your writing

How to Avoid Plagiarism

  • Another tutorial series on plagiarism
  • Features a plain text version as well as an interactive version which tests you as you go with quizzes, links, and a more interesting, engaging format than some other resources with the same information