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How to Cite Sources in Your Research Paper: Avoiding Plagiarism/NSU Academic Policy

A guide on how to cite your sources and avoid plagiarism

NSU Academic Policy

Norfolk State University adheres to policies and procedures on plagiarism and academic honesty. There are consequences and the results can be failure for the class, expulsion from the class, or  expulsion from the University.

 

 

Plagiarism (Practice of stealing someone else's work or ideas as your own) Mix - 4 Famous Musicians (Who Stole Their Biggest Hits) - The Spit Take YouTube (February 2, 2015)

EasyBib

Examples of Plagiarism

Written or spoken words, phrases, or sentences from any source, used without proper documentation.

Summarizing without proper documentation (usually a citation) ideas from another source (unless such information is recognized as common knowledge).

Facts, statistics, graphs, pictorial representations, or phrases without acknowledging the source (unless such information is recognized as common knowledge).

Submitting work simultaneously presented in two courses, unless permission is granted by the both the instructors.

Submitting work, either in whole or in part, created by a professional service and used without attribution (e.g., paper, speech, bibliography, or photograph).

From Deborah Schaeffer, University Library, Cal State Los Angeles