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How similar is too similar?
Students often ask how similar a paper has to be for it to be seen as plagiarism. This article takes on the misconceptions in that question.
Understanding the Public Domain and Citation
Students don't always understand that because a work is on the Internet doesn't mean it's in the public domain.
How Do I Cite My Own Ideas?
Help students understand how to emphasize their original thinking in their writing.
Bob Dylan, Creativity and Plagiarism
Using Bob Dylan to think in different ways about plagiarism.
Learn how to properly quote material in academic writing.
What's a Bibliography?
Learn what a bibliography is, and when and how to create one.
Work for Hire
A question on contracting work and intellectual property.
Do Improperly Cited Sources = Plagiarism?
Improper citation still counts as plagiarism.
Printing and Sharing Information from Plagiarism.org
Reproducing information from plagiarism.org is allowed.
What Are Footnotes?
Learn when and how to use footnotes when citing in academic writing.
How to Paraphrase
Learn how to paraphrase correctly.
Can I Submit the Same Work to Two Different Classes?
Does submitting the same work to two different classes count as plagiarism?