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MLA handbook for writers of research papers (8th ed.)
What is meant by plagiarism?
- If you use someone else's words or ideas without giving them credit, you are committing a type of theft called plagiarism.
How can you avoid plagiarism?
- Give credit to the person who wrote the document by citing the source of your information.
- Use "quotation marks" when directly stating another person's words.
- When you are quoting more than 4 lines, use a block paragraph, and enter the citation after the paragraph.