Plagiarism Subject Guide LRC@TCC
The definition of plagiarism given in Joseph
Gibaldi's MLA Style Manual: "Using another person's ideas or expressions
in your writing without acknowledging the source constitutes plagiarism....
[T]o plagiarize is to give the impression that you wrote or thought something
that you in fact borrowed from someone, and to do so is a violation of
professional ethics.... Forms of plagiarism include the failure to give
appropriate acknowledgment when repeating another's wording or particularly
apt phrase, paraphrasing another's argument, and presenting another's
line of thinking" (6.1; see also Gibaldi, MLA Handbook, ch. 2).
Scope: Recognizing and avoiding plagiarism.
Call number areas to browse: PN167
Keywords to search: plagiarism, writing, citing, citations
Subjects to search (Library of Congress): Plagiarism
Broader terms: Authorship, Copyright infringement, Literary
ethics, Literature, Quotation
See also Imitation in literature,Originality
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