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RU Citing? Solutions & Strategies for Avoiding Plagiarism: Plagiarism of Ideas

Comprehensive collection of information and resources about plagiarism


What is it?

Plagiarism of Ideas is presenting someone else's ideas as your own and failing to give proper credit.

According to Rutgers...

The following are considered plagiarism:

1. "Copying word for word (i.e. quoting directly) from an oral, printed, or electronic source without proper attribution."

2. "Paraphrasing without proper attribution, i.e., presenting in one's own words another person's written words or ideas as if they were one's own."

3. "Incorporating into one's work graphs, drawings, photographs, diagrams, tables, spreadsheets, computer programs, or other nontextual material from other sources, regardless of format, without proper attribution."



Ireton, Theresa. “The Five Types of Plagiarism: Are You Stealing Intellectual Property?” Microsoft PowerPoint file. Previous link: See:

"Rutgers University Academic Integrity Policy." 2020.

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