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WVU Libraries Plagiarism Quiz
You can watch this tutorial, which covers plagiarism basics and some finer points as well, and then take the quiz as a guest.
It is important to document where you get your information from. You do this by creating references, or citations. Follow formatting guidelines provided by your instructor. Styles for creating references include APA, Chicago, MLA.
WVU Libraries subscribes to some tools that can assist you in preparing your bibliography.
Citing your sources helps you to avoid plagiarism. The Oxford English Dictionary defines plagiarism as "The action or practice of taking someone else's work, idea, etc., and passing it off as one's own; literary theft." WVU's Student Code of Conduct in Section 6.2.u (page 19) specifically warns against plagiarism.
Manage your Citations
Access to EndNote is provided through WVU Libraries subscription to ISI Web of Science. Users must first create an account using a WVU Campus computer
Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. Download Zotero Standalone as a separate application or install as a Firefox extension to begin.
With Mendeley Reference Manager, you can organize and search your personal library, annotate documents and cite as you write. Create a free account to begin.
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