Avoiding Plagiarism

    Plan Your Paper

    • List your ideas
    • Select a topic
    • Take notes on your research
    • Track your citations
    • Create an outline


    List your ideas

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    Email the Articles

    Many databases will allow you to send the article in PDF/HTML format directly to your inbox. Often, the format of the citation will be included. By emailing the article to yourself, you will have it if you need it in the future.

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    Take Effective Notes

    Take thorough notes of all the material you use. Create references when you start taking notes, and mark down page numbers if needed.


    When in Doubt, Cite Your Sources

    Always give credit to avoid breaking copyright laws, avoiding plagiarism!