English Composition

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What is Plaegerism?

pla·gia·rism

the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.
  1. synonyms: copying, infringement of copyright, piracy, theft, stealing;
    informalcribbing
    "accusations of plagiarism"

Types of sources


There are several major types of information sources available in print and electronic form through the CLTCC Library.

  • Books  | can provide an indepth historical information about any topic. These include e-Books, Open Access Books, print books and Creative Commons e-books.
  • Reference Books | covers encyclopedias, atlases, and other resources that are referred to for specific information. Go to these for definitions, shorter explanations, historical and biographical sketches, background or overviews, and statistical data.
  • Articles journals, magazines, and newspapers (periodicals) are integral sources for current reviews, research, and criticism on recently published works.
  • Web Sites | The internet provides a vast array of good information from reputable organizations, professional associations, government entities, and scholars. Some sites are considered unreliable and unscholarly.

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American Psychological Association  (APA)

APA tutorials from the American Psychological Association. Includes information and tutorials for everyone from beginners to those wanting to see what has recently been updated.

Turnitin Plagiarism Checker

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