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UT Libraries Resources for High Schools

This research guide orients high schools groups visiting the library at UTK. It is a refresher for groups that have already visited the university.

What is plagiarism?

Check out UT's video tutorial or the UT Libraries Plagiarism page help you understand plagiarism!

How can I avoid plagiarism?

Use your own words and ideas.

Give credit for copied, adapted, or paraphrased material.

Avoid using others' work with minor "cosmetic" changes.

There are no "freebies."

Beware of "common knowledge." 

When in doubt, cite.

Adapted from University of California, Davis

Citation Style Examples

University of Tennessee Libraries recommend use of Purdue Online Writing Lab for help with MLA, APA, and Chicago styles. Other citation mechanisms which may be of help include: