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Need more info on how to cite those quotes correctly to avoid any plagiarism?
Here are some links to the Purdue Owl website which can provide a quick overview on how to style those works cited, reference, and bibliography pages and create accurate in-text citations. Purdue Owl only provides information for those looking to use MLA, APA, and Chicago Manual styles and only gives a general overview of each. For a more in-depth look at a particular writing style, you may find style handbooks for MLA, APA, Turabian, ACS, and more on reserve at Lewis Library. If you need to access them, just come to the circulation desk and ask for what you need!
What is it?
To put it simply, plagiarism is misusing someone's original work by copying, re-using, or otherwise presenting the work as one's own regardless of one's intent.
What forms does plagiarism take?
Some forms of plagiarism are:
Here are some tips for avoiding accidental (or maybe even purposeful?) plagiarism!
Here is a video created by Bainbridge College about plagiarism. Don't worry, they give permission on YouTube for others to use it, but they still get credit for creating it!
When you enter LaGrange College as a Freshman, you formally sign the LaGrange College Honor Code. In doing so, you promise to abide by the statutes of the honor code and "to be honest and truthful in all academic matters" (LC Honor Code, pg 4). This includes refraining from any and all misuses of another person's work or receiving unauthorized help on an assignment, among other offenses. If you plagiarize another person's work or witness another student plagiarizing another person's work without reporting the offense, you may be brought before the honor council who can then impose sanctions against the offending student(s). Please take the time to read through the Honor Code handbook to familiarize yourself with the standards you, as a student, need to uphold. For a quick look at the Honor Code and information about the Honor Council please visit the Honor Council's Webpage.