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Ethical Use of Information in the 21st Century

This list contains tools and resources aimed at preventing plagiarism and promoting ethical use of information at the high school level.

Purdue OWL: Avoiding Plagiarism

There are few intellectual offenses more serious than plagiarism in academic and professional contexts. This resource offers advice on how to avoid plagiarism in your work.

If you were to poll a several students in the class you wouldn't be surprised to find that the number one reason why students don't copy answers into their homework is because they are afraid of getting caught. This is true just about anywhere you go.

A few things you should know about plagiarism.

Ways to Avoid Plagiarism

It's easy to find information for most research papers, but it's not always easy to add that information into your paper without falling into the plagiarism trap. There are easy ways to avoid plagiarism. Follow some simple steps while writing your research paper to ensure that your document will be free of plagiarism.

Citation Machine: Format & Generate Citations - APA, MLA, & Chicago

Citation Machine helps students and professionals properly credit the information that they use. Cite sources in APA, MLA, Chicago, or Turabian for free.

What Are the Punishments for Plagiarism? | eHow

Copying and pasting a few sentences into your essay might seem harmless, but, in the academic and professional worlds, any act of plagiarism can have serious consequences. While plagiarizing a paper can cause you to fail a class or be expelled from school, the world outside colleges can be even harsher, resulting in lost jobs, missed opportunities...

What is Plagiarism in the Digital Age?

It's the last week of classes, exams are looming, and deadlines for final papers are hurtling at stressed, time-crunched students with the inevitability of a freight train. With oceans of information just a mouse click away online and copying-and-pasting as easy as breathing, we wondered whether plagiarism has become more of a problem, or at least more tempting, in this digital age.

Lines on Plagiarism Blur for Students in the Digital Age

Plagiarism lines seem blurry in the digital environment many of us operate in. This article takes a closer look at those lines and what is being done about them.

Cheating in School- How the Digital Age Affects Attitudes About Plagiarism [Infographic]

Cut and paste makes plagiarism seem innocuous and almost second nature to students. Cheating is cheating, but this infographic asks the question, "How does living in a digital world change the perception of plagiarism?" via INFOGRAPHIC: Cheating in School: How the Digital Age Affects Cheating and Plagiarism.

This is a checklist that can be used during research to help you know you are not plagiarizing someone else's work.

Education World ® - Student Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism

Tool that students can use that summarizes plagiarism and gives the user brief tips on how to avoid it.

How to Cite Online Sources - Video & Lesson Transcript |

Citing sources is an important part of essay writing. Today the vast majority of our research is done online. Let's start our journey as we learn the proper way of citing information from sources found in our virtual world.