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Avoiding Plagiarism: Types of Plagiarism with Examples

This guide was created to explain plagiarism and also provide useful tips on how to avoid plagiarism.


The material presented here was compiled by Dean of Students Office at Bowdoin College and is used here under the terms of the Creative Commons license listed below.  That college acknowledges the use within their website of content from  Plagiarism Resource Site, a collaborative project originally funded by the Center for Educational Technology, Middlebury College and developed by Colby, Bates and Bowdoin Colleges. The CBB site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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