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What is expected of you in regards to citation and plagiarism
Where to go when you have questions
Tips on Avoiding Plagiarism
Ask someone! Not sure if you've plagiarized? Don't wait until you've turned in your assignment to find out from your professor. Talk to a librarian or someone in the Writing Center. Our jobs are to help you!
Over cite. It is far better to cite too much than too little. The general rule is that if it is not common knowledge, cite it. If you still aren't sure, cite it.
Don't wait until the last minute. Ever heard that before? If you wait until the last minute to do a project, you are more likely to take shortcuts in order to finish on time. Starting even a day or two earlier than normal can save you from plagiarizing. Better yet, map out your plan when you get the assignment. Figure out the steps you need to complete the project, and set deadlines for when you want to complete those steps. Allow time for bumps in the road or questions you didn't anticipate and you are good to go!
How to Cite
For guidance on how to cite in specific citation styles, see How to Cite, our guide to all things citation!
For specific guidelines on citing Mergent, see this helpful guide provided by the database.