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Plagiarism—You tell us...is it plagiarism?

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Does the example above seem to be plagiarism?

  • No, it's not plagiarism. Credit to the source is given in both the text and the list of references.
  • Yes, this is plagiarism. Joe Student did not use quotation marks.

This is not plagiarism. Quotation marks are used when citing someone's exact words. When you paraphrase, simply include an in-text citation or footnote. In this case, "(Zeil, 2005)" is enough to acknowledge the work of the other researcher.