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Dear Universe...

I want to be an achiever, not a plagiarizer who makes excuses as to why they can’t or won’t do the work. What is the work, you ask? It’s simply giving credit where credit is due by paraphrasing, citing sources and placing quotes around text. Hmmm.. that seems manageable. Say good-bye to cheating and hello to me! I can do it!

What does it mean to plagiarize?
According to, to “plagiarize” means:
: to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own
: to use (another's production) without crediting the source
: to commit literary theft
: to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source

What is Plagiarism? (n.d.). Retrieved January 26, 2016, from

Who can help you?
Relieve stress and gain confidence in yourself by meeting up with people who are invested in helping you succeed! Librarians, professors, teaching assistants and Writing Center staff on campus are all more than willing to guide you to success during your undergraduate writing process.

For everything you need to know about academic writing, scroll down to the toolbox below!


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Plagiarism + Types of Plagiarism

Plagiarism occurs when a student presents materials taken from another person’s work without a citation, and either purposefully or unintentionally passes it off as their own. If a student borrows concepts or information from others, proper attribution is always required.
More on this topic & the different types of plagiarism at!

BibMe: Plagiarism Checker

Highlights phrases within a paper so it can be evaluated in the context. Links straight to the potentially plagiarized source. Allows students to rework the copy or add an in-text citation within the checker. Bonus: A grammar check can be done within the same window; no new browser window needed.
Use BibMe to check your text!

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CitationFox: APA & MLA

Citation Fox-APA is intended to help with the construction of citations in APA style. It is based on the 6th edition of the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. The MLA citation guide is based on the 7th edition of the Modern Language Association of America's style manual, MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.
Citation for APA | Citation for MLA

Citation Machine & BibMe

Citation Machine helps students to properly credit the information they use. Its primary goal is to make it so easy for student researchers to cite their information sources, that there is virtually no reason not to. This plagiarism checker will create a citation for books, magazines, newspapers, journals, websites and films. Try out Citation Machine here!
BibMe is the fully automatic bibliography maker that auto-fills. It’s the easiest way to generate citations to build a works cited page. Try out BibMe!


Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. Check out Zotero!


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the toolbox

There are certain tools in a writer's toolbox. One is personal experience.
Another is imagination. Yet another is research.

Citing Your Sources

   Where to get FACE-TO-FACE help?
      your professor!
      your librarian!
      your teaching assistant!
      your school's writing center or English department!