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Plagiarism

Types of Plagiarism

"The Punishable Perils of Plagiarism" defines and explains different types of plagiarism: intentional and unintentional. After watching the video, you can take the review quiz here. Also, check out the "Dig Deeper" and "Discussion" questions.

The main thing to remember is that you should use information ethically. That means no copy/paste. It also means citing ideas and words properly. Citations need to be in-text AND on a Works Cited or Reference page. 

MLA Format

The Modern Language Association (MLA) format is the citation style most common in high school because your English teacher expects you to use it. Below are different resources that will help you use MLA Format correctly. OWL Purdue is the best website that explains MLA Format. Citation Machine can help you generate Works Cited citations or check your essay for plagiarism. But you should still check your citations against the MLA8 resources. Citation creators don't get the citation 100% correct.

 

You can use MLA Format in your other classes as well unless your teacher tells you to use something else (APA, Chicago, Terabian). Ask the librarian to help you with these styles. And if you use bibcitation.com, you can easily switch between styles. No need to input the information again!

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Click the image to use the interactive MLA 8 Template.

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