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IME 777 - Graduate Research Seminar

Types of Plagiarism

Plagiarism isn't always intentional. Often, it happens accidentally through improper citation.

Here are some common types of plagiarism:

  • directly copy someone else's words and use them as if they were your own
  • re-use your own work
  • mix words, phrases, or ideas from uncited sources with your own words
  • mix words, phrases, or ideas from cited sources with uncited sources
  • rewrite, or paraphrase, someone else's work without proper credit
  • incorrectly or only partially credit a source
  • cite the wrong source

Adapted from the L.V. Johnson Library, Plagiarism, Copyright & Fair Use

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