Avoiding plagiarism

These resources will help you to understand what plagiarism is, why it's a big deal, and how to avoid it. Once you've looked at this section we recommend you move on to the guides on referencing.

Tips for avoiding plagiarism

What is plagiarism and some useful tips for avoiding it.

How to summarise and paraphrase

Some advice on summarising your reading and rewriting it in your own words.

Where to draw the line (plagiarism activity)

See if you know where you would draw a line between what is plagiarism and what is not.

Plagiarism and your employability

Some advice on writing your CV and job applications.

Recommended reading

We've made a list of some books about avoiding plagiarism and referencing information that you can find on our library catalogue.