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Avoiding Plagiarism

This guide provides resources to define plagiarism and practical tips on how to avoid it.

Avoiding Plagiarism Video

This 10 minute video from the Cal Poly Pomona Library summarizes much of the information about how to avoid plagiarism.  It has some information specific to the CPP Library, such as some call numbers, so be sure to ask at the Nimitz Library Reference Desk for assistance in finding resources.

The video also notes that many databases have the capability to provide citations in various citations styles.  However, always remember that these are being done by a machine and may not be totally accurate.  If you are using this feature in a database, it is always wise to double-check the results in the appropriate style manual.