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Exploring Academic Integrity in Your Research

A UO Libraries self-guided tutorial on integrity in library research and using sources ethically

6 - Plagiarism

Plagiarism

All three of the famous cases of unintentional plagiarism referenced on the previous page could have been avoided if the authors correctly cited their sources. You can avoid unintentional plagiarism in your own work by:

  • Understanding the principles of when you must cite
  • Getting in the habit of including quotation marks, page numbers, and other citation information during the note-taking process, especially when cutting and pasting from online sources
  • Using a consistent citation style
  • Employing citation management software to help keep track of your sources
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