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This guide provides information on how to avoid plagiarism

"The act of presenting the words, ideas, or images of another as your own"

(APA, 2019).



This Brief Video Provides an Overview Of Plagiarism and How to Avoid Plagiarism

Video Description:

There are four ways to use other people's ideas. Three of them (summary, paraphrase, quotation) are ethical; the fourth is plagiarism. This video uses exampled from Melville's Moby Dick to illustrate the three approved ways to use other people's ideas that won't get you in trouble with your professor.

This video was created for FSCJ's Library and Learning Commons by Joshua Vossler in June 2021.


Scholarship is a Conversation

"Developing familiarity with the sources of evidence, methods, and modes of discourse in the field assists novice learners to enter the conversation" (ACRL, 2016).


Plagiarism Excludes You and Others from the Conversation

"Writers who plagiarize disrespect the efforts of original authors by failing to acknowledge their contributions, stifle further research by preventing readers from tracing ideas back to their original sources, and unfairly disregard those who exerted the effort to complete their own work" (APA, 2019).


American Psychological Association. (September 2019). Plagiarism. Retrieved December 12, 2021 from

Association of College and Research Libraries. (January 11, 2016). Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Retrieved December 12,2021 from