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Why must we cite our work? What is Plagiarism?


Anytime you use someone else's creative work, you must give credit back to the original creator.  This includes words, phrases, pictures, images, music, etc.  If you did not come up with the original idea or concept, then you must give credit to the person who did.  Otherwise, you are stealing (plagiarizing) from that person and passing their work off as your own.  

To avoid plagiarism, you must cite your sources in the format required by your teacher.  Use the resources on this page to assist you in making sure your sources are cited properly.  See your friendly neighborhood or school librarian for assistance if needed.

What does plagiarism look like:

1)  Copying word for word from a source without quotation marks or citations.

2)  Summarizing someone else's words without giving credit through citations.

3) Using pictures, music, or images (even if altered by you) without giving credit.

Citation Resources

Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status, or economic status in its programs, activities and employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to address inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (531-299-9822).

Las Escuelas Públicas de Omaha no discriminan basados en la raza, color, origen nacional, religión, sexo, estado civil, orientación sexual, discapacidad , edad, información genética, estado de ciudadanía, o estado económico, en sus programas, actividades y empleo, y provee acceso equitativo a los “Boy Scouts” y a otros grupos juveniles designados. La siguiente persona ha sido designada para atender estas inquietudes referentes a las pólizas de no discriminación: El Superintendente de las Escuelas, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (531-299-9822).