Avoiding Plagiarism and Citing Sources

Tutorial Contains

Students work through a series of videos and text, learning about issues around plagiarism and how to correctly quote, paraphrase, summarize, and cite their sources.

Target Audience

Any students needing an introduction or review of how to avoid plagiarism and an overview of how to correctly cite sources.

Tutorial Objectives

  • Recognize examples of plagiarism
  • Paraphrase and summarize an idea
  • Correctly include a quotation
  • Cite a quotation, paraphrase and summary
  • Identify the two elements to every citation
  • Find resources for help citing sources
  • Format citations for various types of sources


This tutorial contains two multiple choice quizzes that are auto-graded.

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