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Plagiarism: Home

Mercer County Community College's guide to plagiarism. Here we will define and identify plagiarism, explore the ways it can occur, and discover ways to prevent it.

Plagiarism and Mercer County Community College


Welcome to Mercer County Community College's guide to plagiarism.


Here you can learn about how to identify and prevent plagiarism and other forms of academic cheating.


Librarians at Mercer County Community College maintain the guide. To leave feedback, please contact the library.

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What is Plagiarism?

MLA Handbook (Eighth Edition) defines plagiarism as "presenting another person's ideas, information, expressions, or entire work as one's own."

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary defines it as "committing literary theft."

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