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CEE 700 Research Methods (James): Avoiding Plagiarism

Resources for students in CEE 700

How to avoid plagiarism in your writing

It can happen, particularly when you are in a hurry.  Unintentional plagiarism still must be avoided.  Below are techniques, tools, and suggestions on how to take notes, prepare your drafts, and check your final papers to avoid and detect unintentional plagiarism.  

Plagiarism Detection Tools

  • You can cut and paste sentences or phrases that you want to check into a search engine - such as Google Scholar or Google.com  Search the phrase inside of quotation marks ""  and without.  
  • Even if you did not intend to plagiarize, your writing must be original and not the same as in prior publications.  

Tools and techniques

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