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Plagiarism – what’s the big deal?

  • Plagiarism is copying other people’s work and claiming it as your own – which is a form of stealing.
  • If you want to use another persons words, research or images in your assignment, you must give them credit by referencing correctly
  • Watch this short animated video to find out more: Plagiarism…In Plain English

A PowerPoint Presentation created by the SLRC that outlines the Harvard citation system and shows you step-by-step how to use the ‘Cite this For Me’ reference generator (see link above).

Many images, audio clips and video clips available on the internet are copyrighted, which means you need permission from the owner to use these materials in your assignment. If an image (or audio/video clip) is licensed under Creative Commons, it means you can use it in your assignment as long as you follow some simple steps. See our Guide to using media in your assignments page for more information.

Other Useful Sites

Study Smart: Referencing
An animated video that explains how to reference in-text and at the end of your assignment.

Stop, Thief! Avoiding Plagiarism by Paraphrasing
A short video that explains how to paraphrase information (i.e. rewrite information in your own words while still presenting the main ideas).

Harvard Referencing Quick Quide
A simple guide to referencing using the Harvard style, including in-text and bibliography examples for a range of sources (books, journal articles, websites etc).