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Preventing Plagiarism: Home

A guide to avoiding plagiarism in your academic writing.

Reference Librarians

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Reference Librarian
Peter H. Armacost Library
4200 54th Ave S
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
Phone: 727-864-8337

Using This LibGuide

It's essential to understand why avoiding plagiarism is fundamental to your success as a student at Eckerd College.

There are a number of things you can do to improve your awareness and avoid academic dishonesty. Looking through the tabs on this LibGuide will help you understand what information needs to be cited, how to use references, and what constitutes as plagiarism. 

You can start by watching the video below. 

Getting Help on Campus

When you have questions about your instructors' expectations for assignments, ask! Utilize office hours and take the time to seek guidance and clarification. If you would like additional help with your writing, citations, or projects, campus resources are available:

Campus Resource Description Location
EC Writing Center

"The mission of the Eckerd College Writing Center is help all students realize their potential as effective and efficient writers. In one-on-one sessions, we offer a neutral trial run before students submit their work for evaluation; through questioning and active listening, writing consultants offer thoughtful suggestions that help students organize and clearly state their thoughts... Writing Center services are free to all students currently enrolled at Eckerd College."

The Writing Center hours can be found here.

Seibert Humanities Building, room 103
EC Library

Eckerd College librarians are available to assist in researching questions, topics, and finding you the right source for your information needs.

Reference Librarians are available every day, and the current schedule can be found here.

Armacost Library


Test Your Knowledge

As defined by the Oxford English Dictionary, plagiarism is "the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own." What are examples of plagiarism?
Cut and paste without attribution, paraphrasing without source citation, and using a direct quote without quotation marks.: 3 votes (60%)
Cut and paste without attribution, sneaking a cheat-sheet into a test, and using a direct quote without quotation marks.: 2 votes (40%)
Paraphrasing without source citation, using a direct quote without quotation marks, and reading and making suggestions on another student's paper.: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 5

Test Your Knowledge

What are two ways you can include the work of others in your own work and avoid plagiarism?
Copy/Paste and Direct Quotation: 0 votes (0%)
Paraphrasing and only including common knowledge in the work you do.: 0 votes (0%)
Paraphrasing and Direct Quotation: 6 votes (100%)
Total Votes: 6