Plagiarism & Citing Internet Sites


Plagiarism is taking someone else's work, words, graphics, or sounds and presenting it as your own. It is considered cheating and stealing. Copying and pasting sentences and paragraphs from the Internet as your own words is plagiarism.

Did you know failing to cite your resources is considered plagiarism. And using another student's work/paper is cheating along with turning in the same paper for more than one class year after year. This is cheating and plagiarism, In High School Plagiarism earns "F's" and "0's" and in college students are kicked out. This is a serious offense, beware!

Tips to Avoid Plagiarism:

· Avoid Plagiarism Do not copy and paste information (Sentences and Paragraphs) from the Internet and pretend they are your words.

· Read text and summarize information write in your own words.

· Paraphrase take notes in your own words.

· Clearly mark text and words that are exactly from resource when note taking by using underline or different color fonts/ink.

· Do not copy and paste sentences or paragraphs from online resources.

· Print or Bookmark all Online resources to properly cite resources.

Cite Resources:

This means to give credit to all the resources used for information, graphics or sounds including (books, magazines, etc) by documenting and listing resources.

Advanced: Resource List is label with a statement students write a sentence giving credit to resources used for information, clipart, graphics, pictures, animation, movies or sounds. Give credit to Books, Magazines, Newsletters, Databases or Resource Software.

List the Web site URL or web address AND the Web site Title at the top of the page AND Date the information is taken off the Internet note everything is divided by a period.

These three items are always available: Page title. URL. Date.

Example: New Jersey. 05/2009.