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Plagiarism is when a person uses someone else’s writing and passes it off as their own. The word comes from the Latin word plagiarius, which means kidnapper.
During your college career you will have to write many papers and sometimes you will need to get quotations from books, magazine articles, and the internet. Remember, whenever you use someone else’s idea, make sure to credit the source.
Learn how to correctly cite sources by reading up on the American Psychological Association (APA) style. You can find more information on APA style in the Student Success Center's Writing Resources page.
Lichtenstein, R. (1965). Girl With Hair Ribbon
Lichtenstein, R. (1963). In the Car
Menager-Beeley, R. & Paulos, L. (2006). Understanding Plagiarism: A Student Guide to Writing Your Own Work. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.