Understanding Plagiarism
Did you know that many colleges and other schools have a zero-tolerance policy toward plagiarism? Why is that? What exactly does it mean to plagiarize? Watch the video embedded below. This will give you some idea of what it means to plagiarize someone else's work.

This video, created by instructors at Cape Fear Community College and uploaded to YouTube, provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject of plagiarism. Students will enjoy watching this humorous video about a serious topic.

Other Plagiarism Resources
Hip Hop LibGuide: Plagiarism
This is a very straightforward explanation of plagiarism stated in easy-to-understand language. Two links to free plagiarism checkers are provided at the bottom of the page.
This is an excellent introduction to plagiarism in all of its forms. The site offers a plagiarism checker, but there is a fee for this service.
Purdue OWL: Avoiding Plagiarism

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (Purdue OWL) provides comprehensive information about the subject of plagiarism to high school and college students.

Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism: A WebQuest

This WebQuest was designed by Karen Banach of Bloomington South High School and modified by Mrs. Hubbard while working in a different school system. It is shared with permission under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) license. You will learn about the pitfalls of plagiarism through this interactive Web experience.

Citation Help



Hip Hop LibGuide: MLA (Take note of the Interactive Online Resources - lots of citation practice here!)

Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting and Style Guide

Son of Citation Machine/MLA