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RN to BSN Program Research Guide

A Library and Research Guide for students in the online RN to BSN program

Avoiding Plagiarism

Definition of Plagiarism:

"Stealing and/or using the ideas or writings of another in a paper or report and claiming them as your own.  This includes but is not limited to the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the work of another person without full and clear acknowledgement."  - CSU Code of Student Conduct

Write and cite responsibly!
  • Cite your source for any idea that is not common knowledge.
  • Paraphrasing means integrating your research into your writing. Read thoroughly and filter information through your own understanding. Put it into your own words and include a citation to acknowledge your source.
  • Put quotation marks around direct quotes. 
  • Need help? Check out the citation style guides on this page or make an appointment with the Writing Center at 216-687-6981.

APA Citation Style