Plagiarism is using the words or ideas of someone else as though they were your own.
Carefully citing your sources:
givescredit to authors whose works you have used
creates a trail so others can find the materials you used
providesevidence of your research
is the ethical & standard practicefor students and scholars
Plagiarism interactive tutorials
Accidental Plagiarism - Don't Let it Happen to You
Univ. of Arizona - Interactive, self-paced tutorial designed to teach you how to avoid accidental plagiarism by understanding how it can occur and how to avoid it through correct use of paraphrasing, summarizing, and quoting of resources. A brief, instantly assessed quiz is included
The Plagiarism Court: You Be the Judge
This well-designed, interactive tutorial from Fairfield University provides an overview of plagiarism and its legal and ethical consequences. Most importantly it suggests "notetaking, documentation and writing strategies to help you avoid accidental plagiarism". A quiz section provides an opportunity to check your understanding and to receive feedback on your choices. It is also available in a non-Flash html version.
You Quote It, You Note It
This interactive tutorial from Acadia University (Canada) discusses plagiarism by comparing paraphrasing and quoting, shows how to properly do both as well as how to properly cite your sources. And, it only takes about 10 minutes to complete!
Oops, I Plagiarized
Produced by UCLA, this module is full of information, some quirky tidbits and includes a final quiz.
What is Plagiarism?
From Rutgers University (NJ), this is an informative yet humorous introduction to plagiarism including tips to improve your writing in an effort to avoid plagiarism. The tutorial consists of two flash movies and a quiz to test your understanding of the content.
This interactive tutorial and quiz from Mt. Hood Community College (OR) is a simple introduction to plagiarism and how to cite sources.
U. Of Texas, Arlington - includes examples of plagiarism in real life, outside of the classroom (like the New York Times and government documents) good use of charts and diagrams
The University of Southern Mississippi
provides quizzes before you review the materials, during your review, and post-review results of your pre-test and post-test will be mailed to yourself and your professor
Produced by Yavapai College (AZ), this humorous video and interactive tutorial provides an overview of plagiarism, summarizing and paraphrasing including a brief info on APA or MLA (you choose) style formats.
Plagiarism Game This game created by Lycoming College tests your knowledge of plagiarism in a fun, interactive way. You can print the last screen as proof of completion.