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Avoiding Plagiarism

Avoiding Plagiarism

Knowing what to cite and what you do not need to cite will help you avoid plagiarism as you write papers and use ideas and materials from journal articles, websites, books, videos, and more. Citing the materials you used to write your paper tells your readers where you found the information and who created, or authored, the materials used to support your topic.

A guide for SMU students on how to avoid plagiarism and citing your sources is available. Click on  INTERACTIVE RESOURCE ON PLAGIARISM to learn:

  • some basic rules about when to cite your sources.
  • best practices  when citing sources.

Information on how to cite accurately can be found on  this guide How do I use APA Citation Style


For more information please see these resources:


The use of electronic resources must comply with the Appropriate Use of Electronic Resources Policy and Singapore Management University Acceptable Use Policy