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Psychology and Human Development Resources (P&HD): The Unintentional Plagiarism Checklist

The Unintentional Plagiarism Checklist

The Unintentional Plagiarism Checklist

Following the guidelines listed below will help you avoid plagiarism and keep you away from the doors of the Vanderbilt Honor Council:


  • Give proper credit- Indicate when you borrow material from an author whether it is a quote or a paraphrase.


  • Quotation marks- Enclose all quoted words, phrases and sentences in quotation marks.

 

  • Paraphrase- Provide a citation to indicate the source material you have used just as you would a quotation.

 

  • Documentation style- Use one of the academic documentation styles (APA, MLA or CSE) to provide the proper in-text citations for each of your sources and to adhere to the rules of writing in a particular discipline.

 

  • Provide a complete reference list- At the end of your paper, a list should be present and will include complete bibliographic citation for every source you used and cited.