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Students are responsible for knowing and understanding what constitutes plagiarism, unintentional or not.
Basic instructions on citing:
- Paraphrasing, quotations, adapted or reprinted tables and figures, and data sets require citations.
- Provide citations for facts and figures that are not common knowledge.
- Cite yourself if you are using material you presented previously
- Only cite works you have read. Reading the abstract doesn't count!
- Avoid citing secondary sources (i.e. information first reported in another source).
Places where you might find data you are required to cite:
- Electronic article(s)
- Print journal article(s)
- Web page(s)
- Drug monographs from electronic databases
View the AMA or APA guides for more guidance:
Learn about paraphrasing and synthesizing information.
From MWU Learning Specialists:
Writing Literature Reviews