Helping students understand the definition of plagiarism will help them avoid it. You can direct students to the tutorial and video provided in the Guides & Help section under Citing Sources > Avoid Plagiarism for a general overview of what constitutes plagiarism and strategies to avoid it.
Providing students with specific examples is also useful:
- turning in someone else’s work as your own, whether it’s purchased from the Internet, written by a friend, or obtained elsewhere
- copying words, images, or ideas from someone else without giving credit
- failing to put quoted passages in quotation marks
- giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation
- changing words but copying the ideas of a source without giving credit
When assigning research projects, let students know which citation style is required and provide examples of correct citation. Direct students to library citation resources.