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Plagiarism

A guide to help students and faculty understand and avoid plagiarism.

What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism Video

Images and Music

Images and music are copyright protected. Do not assume that an image or a sound file that you find on the Internet is free to use.

When searching the Internet for images and music, the item you find may or may not have the copyright symbol or copyright details visible to you. You may have to search the website for copyright information and instructions. Don't forget to cite what you have permission to use. 

There are some images/sound files that are copyright free. If you find these, follow the instructions for use. Key terms for locating copyright-free art on the Internet include the following phrases: 

  1. public domain
  2. creative commons
  3. all rights granted
  4. copyright-free 

You must still check the website carefully to ensure that the permission you are seeking is available. For example, you may be able to use it in a student project for class, but not post it to the Internet. Again, seek permission to use pictures/images. And don't forget to cite what you have permission to use. 

10 Types of Plagiarism

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