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Video - Why Cite: Understanding Citation Styles


Students and their work are part of the scholarly community at Virginia Wesleyan University. Careful documentation of the sources that are used to write a research paper ensures both the credibility of the work and the ethical reputation of the writer.

Honor Code Implications: Whether your plagiarism happens accidentally or intentionally, you may still be found guilty of violating the VWU Honor Code.  

What is Plagiarism? - According to the VWU Honor Code, Section II, Violations Defined, plagiarism is the oral and/or written presentation of words, facts, or ideas belonging to another source without proper acknowledgment. This includes the reuse of the student’s own academic work from another class or assignment without the permission of the instructor.

VWULibrary's Plagiarism Series on YouTube - VWU Library & VWU Writing Studio have collaborated to provide these three videos on how to avoid plagiarism.

Avoiding Plagiarism - Suggestions from Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (aka Purdue OWL)