Plagiarism Resource Center

Hagerstown Community College Honor Code Policy and Procedures, II. Cause for Honor Code Violations, Section A: Plagiarism - Plagiarism is the use of ideas, language, or work of another without sufficient acknowledgment that the material is not one's own. Examples of plagiarism include but are not limited to:

  1. Submitting another's paper as one's own work or by including in one's work passages of another author without giving due credit, i.e., quoting or paraphrasing without proper citation of source.
  2. Submitting another's project, written or otherwise, as one's own work.

Student Resources

How to Recognize Plagiarism
Discusses ways to recognize plagiarism and provides examples of
acceptable and unacceptable paraphrasing. (Indiana University)

Resources on Plagiarism and Cheating
A list of websites containing information on plagiarism.
(Towson University)

Plagiarism.org
Defines plagiarism and provides tips, guidelines, and suggestions on how to
avoid it and develop good research and writing skills.

Avoiding Plagiarism
Discusses plagiarism and gives helpful hints on how to
cite correctly. (University of California, Davis)

Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism: Documentation Guidelines
Contains detailed information on citing in multiple formats including
MLA, APA, and Turabian, as well as definitions of types of plagiarism
and strategies for avoiding it. (Duke University Libraries)

Aids for Citing References

EasyBib Citation Tool
Use this tool to generate citations for any type of resource

MLA 2009 Formatting and Style Guide
from The Owl at Purdue University

APA Formatting and Style Guide
from The Owl at Purdue University

MLA Citation Guide
a Brish Library Resource Guide in PDF format

APA Citation Guide
a Brish Library Resource Guide in PDF format

Electronic Reference Formats, APA Style
from APAStyle.org (American Psychological Association)

Plagiarism Detection Sites