Plagiarism Guide for Students
Avoid Plagiarism - Give Credit Where Credit is Due
Always cite your sources in order to give others the necessary credit for their work.
This 1 minute video clarifies how to cite when you cite another author's words or another author's ideas.
- Accurately quote the original author's words.
- Enclose the quotation within quotation marks.
- Follow the quotation with an in-text citation.
- Introduce the quotation with a phrase that includes the author' name (e.g., Baxter argues that...)
- Provide a list of references with full citation information at the end of the paper.
- Check the specific techniques used by the style manual required by your professor or subject area.
- Paraphrasing or summarizing doesn't mean just changing a couple of words from the original work.
- Acknowledge the source through in-text citations immediately following the paraphrase.
- Review some good examples of paraphrasing and learn the techniques that will improve your paraphrasing.
This website provides examples of how to know when you are paraphrasing successfully or incorrectly.
The UO Libraries have developed a quick guide to many citation formats. The examples cover the most widely used citations formats, e.g. journal articles, books, newspaper articles, web, and government documents.
*The video Avoiding Plagiarism: What Do I Need to Cite was developed by Kevin deLaplante, Iowa State University.
* The website Avoiding Paraphrase Plagiarism was developed by Sue Thompson, California State University San Marcos Library.