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Pamlico Community College Library: Plagiarism & Citations

Understanding Plagiarism

The links will below will help you to understand and avoid plagiarism as well as how to cite your references.

Plagiarism defined:

to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own

use (another's production) without crediting the source

to commit literary theft 

present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source


Plagiarism Information

Tutorials about Plagiarism

Research Tools

These Research Tools are provided by SIRS and focus on writing logical arguments, analyzing statistics, practicing critical thinking in research, working with and identifying primary sources, technically analyzing infographics, and interpreting messages in editorial cartoons.

Research Tips

Evaluating Sources for Credibility

Video linked above from NCSU Library provides tips in evaluating sources for your research project.

MLA Style Center

Style guides and practice templates for various sources to ensure that your Works Cited page is correct.

Research Strategies & Tutorials from Georgetown University

15 Steps to good research with links to supporting information