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Do you realize you agreed to a code of conduct when you became a student at Moorpark College?

One of the 21 standards governing behavior says that no student will cheat, plagiarize (including plagiarism in a student publication), or engage in other academic dishonesty as defined by the CSSO.

According to Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, plagiarism means “to steal and pass off the ideas or words of another as one’s own; use a created production without crediting the source; to commit literary theft; present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source.”

The Internet provides a great deal of information on the different types of plagiarism and how to avoid it. The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) is a great place to learn about plagiarism.


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Moorpark College Writing Center

Did you know there is a Writing Center on the 3rd floor inside the Moorpark College Library?

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Works Cited Examples

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Works Cited

Print book with one author   (Twain 19) Twain, Mark. The Prince and the Pauper: A Tale for Young People of All Ages. New York: Harper, 1881, p.19.
eBook (Internet, available to everyone) (Hawthorne 183) Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter. 1850Project Gutenberg,
eBook from a Library Database - One Author (Draper 120-123) Nora A. Draper. The Identity Trade: Selling Privacy and Reputation Online. NYU Press, 2019. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost).
eBook (Read on an eReader device i.e. Nook) (Doerr 98) Doerr, Anthony. All the Light We Cannot See. Kindle ed., Scribner, 2014.
Journal Article from Library Database with a DOI Number - One Author (Jefferis 34) Jefferis, Danielle C. “Constitutionally Unaccountable: Privatized Immigration Detention.” Indiana Law Journal, vol. 95, no. 1, Winter 2020, pp. 145–182. EBSCOhost,