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Research Databases for Students: Facts about Plagiarism

This guide empowers students, parents, and teachers with the tools and resources necessary to complete research or homework assignments utilizing library research databases and library materials effectively

Facts about Plagiarism

Did you know ?...

According to a national survey published in Education Week:

  • 54% of students admitted to plagiarizing from the Internet
  • 74% of students engaged in "serious" cheating at least once during the past school year
  • 47% of students believe their teachers sometimes choose to ignore students who are cheating

All these facts and more can be found at

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Why Bother to Cite Your Sources?

Citing the sources you use when writing any paper is all about giving credit where credit is due.Using the words and ideas of other people without giving them credit is plagiarism and is considered academic misconduct

Learning to cite your sources isn't just about avoiding consequences, it's about developing adacemic integrity, a quality that will benefit you in every aspect of your education.