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Introduction / Objectives
What is Plagiarism?
Avoiding Plagiarism
Creating Citations
What is Copyright?
What is Fair Use?
Review Quiz




This unit will explain major ethical issues related to the creation and use of information: plagiarism; correct formats for citing print and electronic resources; copyright and fair use.


  • Define plagiarism
  • Describe several ways to avoid plagiarism in your research
  • Explain why citing sources is important in research
  • Determine how to cite the sources you use in research, including books, chapters in books, articles in print or electronic encyclopedias, magazines, journals, or newspapers, Webpages, or non-print media (videos, compact discs, etc.)
  • Define and explain copyright, intellectual property, and fair use

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