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Plagiarism : Tools and Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism

This guide provides information on how to avoid plagiarism


Tools and Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism


Learning Modules

The Following Library Resources Have Intensive Learning Modules Where Students Can Learn More About Avoiding Plagiarism and Citing Sources Properly

Professional Guides

The Following Resources Provide In-Depth Advice for Avoiding Plagiarism from the Leading Authorities in the Field

Code of Conduct

At FSCJ, Plagiarism is Considered a Form of Academic Dishonesty.


According to the FSCJ student handbook:

"Academic dishonesty, in any form, is expressly prohibited by the rules of the District Board of Trustees of FSCJ. As used herein, academic dishonesty incorporates the following: 

Plagiarism, which is defined as the act of stealing or passing off as one’s own work the words, ideas or conclusions of another as if the work submitted were the product of one’s own thinking rather than an idea or product derived from another source" (FSCJ, p. 14).

Students accused of Academic Dishonesty may be subject to disciplinary action, which may include:

"Fines; the withholding of diplomas or transcripts, pending compliance with rules on payments of fines; and the imposition of probation, suspension, or dismissal. Students shall be afforded due process prior to the administration of disciplinary action for violation of College conduct policies" (FSCJ, p.11)


FSCJ Student Handbook. (2021). FSCJ. Accessed December 16, 2021 from


Types of Plagiarism

Turnitin. (2012). The Plagiarism Spectrum: Tagging 10 Types of Unoriginal Work. Retrieved February 11, 2022 from