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What is a Scholarly Article?

What is Plagiarism?

The punishable perils of plagiarism by Melissa Huseman D'Annunzio on YouTube

Animation by Hache Rodriguez

TED-Ed published June 14, 2013


Citation: A (Very) Brief Introduction

Published on July 23, 2014

By libncsu

This video is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States license.

Checklist for Avoiding Plagarism

Are you using:

   Your own independent material
Common knowledge
Someone else's own independent material

You must acknowledge someone else's material.


Do all quotations exactly match their sources? Check!
Have you inserted quotation marks around quotations that are run into your text?
Have you shown omissions with ellipsis marks and additions with brackets?
Does every quotation have a source citation?

Paraphrases and Summaries:

Have you used your own words and sentence structures for every paraphrase and summary? If not, use quotation marks around the original author’s words.

Does every paraphrase and summary have a source citation?

The Web:

Have you obtained any necessary permission to use someone else’s material on your Web site?

Source Citations:

Have you acknowledged every use of someone else’s material in the
place where you use it?
Does your list of works cited include all the sources you have used?

Checklist content borrowed from: Fowler, Ramsey H. and Jane I. Aaron. The Little, Brown Handbook. New York:
Pearson Education, Inc., 2004.