Sources Cited (But Still Plagiarized)
1. "The Forgotten Footnote
The writer mentions an author's name for a source, but neglects to include
specific information on the location of the material referenced. This often
masks other forms of plagiarism by obscuring source locations.
2. "The Misinformer
The writer provides inaccurate information regarding the sources, making it
impossible to find them.
3. "The Too-Perfect Paraphrase
The writer properly cites a source, but neglects to put in quotation marks
text that has been copied word-for-word, or close to it. Although attributing
the basic ideas to the source, the writer is falsely claiming original
presentation and interpretation of the information.
4. "The Resourceful Citer
The writer properly cites all sources, paraphrasing and using quotations
appropriately. The catch? The paper contains almost no original work! It is
sometimes difficult to spot this form of plagiarism because it looks like any
other well-researched document.
5. "The Perfect Crime
Well, we all know it doesn't exist. In this case, the writer properly quotes
and cites sources in some places, but goes on to paraphrase other
arguments from those sources without citation. This way, the writer tries to
pass off the paraphrased material as his or her own analysis of the cited