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Research Methods - Pacific & Asian Studies

Citation and Writing Guides

Academic Integrity

Plagiarism by improper citations
  • Copying something word for word but not using quote marks (even if you cite it, it's still plagiarism)
  • Using significant ideas and concepts from someone else without a citation-even if you put them into your own words (called paraphrasing), you need to give credit
  • Paraphrasing too closely by making only small changes to a passage, still retaining the same structure and words as the original (even if you cite it!)
  • Citing a source you didn't actually look at

Avoiding Plagiarism: Examples of Paraphrasing

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