Be aware that different disciplines, cultures, and individuals have different accepted ways of presenting and acknowledging sources for information. This guide is meant to be a starting point and a general guide. Please check with your individual course instructor if you have any doubts about plagiarism.
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This guide will introduce students to the concept of plagiarism, strategies for avoiding it, UWL policy on plagiarism, and citing sources.
If you do not cite the source, whether it's just a few words or whole paragraphs--the following all constitute plagiarism:
We all stand on the shoulders of giants; I thank Joe Hardenbrook, Instruction & Reference Librarian at UW-Green Bay for my re-use and revision of his Plagiarism LibGuide. I also thank the Teaching and Learning with Technology Department at Penn State University and School of Education at Indiana University for material adopted from their plagiarism guides.