When writing, giving a presentation, or creating an online document,
it is essential that you either:
* Use your own ideas.
* Give proper credit when using the ideas, images, or creations of others.
Failure to do so (plagiarism) is unethical and can result in significant penalties.
(See UNI Academic Ethics/Discipline - http://www.uni.edu/president/policies/301.shtml )
Think before you write -- Think Twice Before You Plagiarize!
A few simple practices can help you avoid plagiarism.
1. Start your projects early .
2. Get feedback from others before your project is finished.
3. Work with the professionals on campus –
* The UNIWritingCenter - http://www.uni.edu/unialc/writingcenter/ 
* The UNI Library - http://www.library.uni.edu/ask-us-research-help 
* Your Professor
4. Understand what is considered plagiarism – ignorance is not bliss. There are a number of very good academic websites that define plagiarism. These sites also provide examples of what is and isn’t plagiarism –
* “Avoiding Cut and Paste Plagiarism with Citations” (from Plagiarism Tutorial for Students – PennStateUniversity) http://tlt.its.psu.edu/plagiarism/tutorial/cutpaste 
* “How to Avoid Plagiarism” (from Undergraduate Academic Conduct Committee – Northwestern University) http://www.northwestern.edu/uacc/plagiar.html 
* “Is It Plagiarism Yet?” (from Avoiding Plagiarism – The OWL at PurdueUniversity)
* “Plagiarism” (from The WritingCenter – University of North Carolina)
* “Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It” (from Writing Tutorial Services – Indiana University) http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml 
* “Quoting and Paraphrasing Sources” (from The Writing Center – University of Wisconsin) http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/QPA_plagiarism.html 
* “Safe Practices” (from Avoiding Plagiarism – The OWL at Purdue University)
5. When it’s time to do the Write thing - - do the Right thing!
Your professors have read thousands of papers and are very quick to spot plagiarism.