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Citation Basics: Plagiarism

How to cite sources with styles of documentation used at CCBC.

Web Guides for Plagiarism

Modern Language Association on Plagiarism

American Psychological Association on Plagiarism

Video: Plagiarism

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Plagiarism Questions

Definition of Plagiarism

According to Webster's New College Dictionary, 3rd edition (2008), plagiarizing is "to steal and use (the ideas or writings of another) as one's own."

The CCBC Code of  Conduct states: "Each student has a responsibility to submit work that is uniquely his or her own, or to provide clear and complete acknowledgment of the use of work attributable to others."

You must give credit to the ideas of other people through proper citations using one of the recommended citation styles: MLA, APA, or Chicago are commonly used at CCBC.

University of Arizona Guidelines on Avoiding Plagiarism