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AHST 2209: The Plaster Cast Collection at Fairfield University

Chicago Style

Understanding Plagiarism

What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is the presentation or submission of another's work as your own.

  • It includes summarizing, paraphrasing, copying, or translating words, ideas, artworks, audio, video, computer programs, statistical data, or any other creative work, without proper attribution.
  • It can be deliberate or accidental. It can be complete or partial.

How Do I Avoid Plagiarism?

 Understanding what constitutes plagiarism is your first step to avoiding it. 

  • Proper documentation will help you avoid plagiarism.

  •  Documenting your sources gives credit to researchers who come before you and helps others find the sources that you used. 

  • Citation styles are agreed upon standards for citing resources. Always use the citation style recommended by your professor.

If you have any questions about plagiarism or citing your work, ask your professor or a librarian.

Citing Your Sources

For your bibliography, use Chicago Notes-Bibliography style.

For more examples see:
The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed.
Ref. Z 253.U69 2010

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