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What plagiarism is, and how to avoid it

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What is Plagiarism?

From the CCBC Code of Student Conduct:

The term “plagiarism” means the use of words or ideas of another source without giving credit to that source.
Examples include, but are not limited to:

    Using another’s opinion
    Facts or data including graphs and tables
    Using quotations and paraphrasing without due credit. 

The term "source" refers to all published and unpublished works.  This is separate from copyright infringement, which is unauthorized use of copyrighted material in a manner that violates one of the copyright owner’s exclusive rights

What Is Plagiarism?

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