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ENGL101 Prof. Murray: Plagiarism

Copyright & Plagiarism

Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States(title 17, U. S. Code) to the authors of “original works of authorship,” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. (


Why do we need to document sources?

You need to document sources:

  • to give credit to the source and avoid plagiarism
  • to demonstrate that you did the research
  • to let others know where you got the source

What Information do you need to gather from the source?

  • Name(s) of Author(s) or Editor(s)
  • Title of the Article
  • Title of the Journal or Magazine
  • Date of Publication or Year of Publication
  • Volume # and Page #
  • Title of Database
  • URL or DOI (Digital Object Identification)
  • Date of Access