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Cite My Sources and Avoid Plagiarism

Why we cite, when we cite, and how it works

Plagiarism 101

Plagiarism can be intended...or unintended--a result of not knowing exactly when citation is needed.  Watch the video below to get a better idea of when citation is appropriate, as well as the basics of the process to help you avoid plagiarism in your projects. Then visit the links below for additional help with quoting and paraphrasing in your projects and, finally, to view the details of VCU's Honor system.

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