Plagiarism and Copyright Resources

What is plagiarism?

Plagiarism is a broad term which refers to when someone submits or otherwise takes credit for work that is not their own. There are many forms of plagiarism, all of which harm both you and the university as a whole.

Five simple steps to avoid plagiarism:

  1. Use original ideas. Do not reuse old assignments or copy someone else’s work.
  2. Don’t just copy and paste. Paraphrase or summarize the material before you cite.
  3. Document any information that you did not create, including illustrations, graphics, and tables.
  4. Use quotation marks whenever the exact wording of a source is used.
  5. Don’t mash up information from multiple sources and present it as a new original idea.

For a more in depth look at Plagiarism, utilize our new Plagiarism Tutorial!

Are you wondering if your item falls under Fair Use? Check out our Fair Use Checklist to find out!



What is it?
Turnitin is a commercial, Internet-based plagiarism detection service, providing instructors and students with tools to engage in the writing process. Bellevue University utilizes Turnitin to bring students and professors tools to engage with the writing process. This software checks submitted documents against its database and the content of other websites in order to help identify plagiarism.

Why use it?
Turnitin is a great resource that can help instructors provide personal feedback as well as assess student progress overtime. This can help students learn more about the writing process and utilize the resources that this service has.

Are you a Faculty member? Take a look at our Tutorial Video on how to get started with Turnitin today!


What is it?

NoodleTools is a resource that allows students to evaluate resources, build accurate citations, archive source material, take notes, outline topics, and prepare to write. it generates accurate MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian references with options to annotate and archive lists of documents. It offers a visual ‘tabletop’ to manipulate, tag and pile notecards, then connect them in outlines to prepare for writing.

Why use it?

Use this resource if you are looking for an all-in-one resource to assist with note-taking, citations, and pre-writing projects.

Need more assistance? Take a look at our tutorials on NoodleTools to learn more!

Interactive Copyright Tutorial

Learn about the elements of copyright while taking this interactive overview. This tutorial includes information on fair use, copyright with videos, images, how the library can assist you, and so much more.

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