Resources on the Web
About This Guide
This guide contains resources intended to provide practical tips for students on how to avoid plagiarism and to also answer some common questions regarding the topic.
The guide contains the following sections:
- What is plagiarism: Will clarify and give examples of what plagiarism is and how it is defined.
- How to avoid plagiarism: Is designed to provide specific strategies to help you avoid plagiarism
- Why cite: Is a discussion about the reasons for citing resources. By understanding the rational behind the citation requirement, you will have a much better understanding of not only the need to cite, but also why it is important to follow the citation styles based on your discipline.
- How to cite: Will provide a list of selected online resources on a variety of citation styles that are commonly used for college writing.
- Citation Management tools: Is an overview of citation management software that can help you keep track of research literature. These tools (i.e., EndNote, EndNote Web, RefWorks) can also automate the in-text citation and bibliography creation process.
Most of the sections contain a text portion and a video portion. The video clips are selected from Youtube, and they are created by either librarians or teaching faculty from a variety of universities. If you have any questions or suggestions about this site please contact Irene Ke, Psychology and Social Work Librarian or Loretta Wallace, Business Librarian.
Plagiarism - The Consequences
Plagiarism is an action of cheating and a serious violation of the UH Academic Honesty Policy.
Plagiarism can lead to:
- Failing grades
- Dismissal from the university
- Distrust between your fellow students and instructors
- The ruin of a career and one's professional reputation