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Academic Integrity & Plagiarism Research Guide

This guide Will help You understand the vocabulary used when talking about plagiriarism, the six main types of plagiarism and how to properly cite your sources.


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How To Succeed on Your Own Merits

This guide will help you understand how to do your own work and use other sources to assist you in making your point by providing strategies and sharing resources that will help you with your assignments at Mesa and beyond.

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Below is a 2 minute 51 second video from Bainbridge State College in Georgia that will help you with the first steps in understanding how to cite, quote and generally make sure the creator of a work is given credit in your work. 

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home desk with computer, cell phone, notepad, and flowers​The Mesa Library provides online access to over 100 article and streaming databases, over 85,000 print books, as well as over 35,000 electronic books to currently enrolled Mesa students and Mesa employees. ​ You can access these through the Mesa Library website. 

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Off Campus Access

Mesa College students, faculty, and staff can access to the Library's subscription databases and electronic books from the  Mesa College Library Home Page

Electronic Books are listed in the Library Catalog

Electronic Journals, Newspapers, and Reference Resources - click on the "A-Z Databases" link or from the "List of Magazines, Journals, and Newspapers" link.

When you click on the database or ebook link, you will be prompted for your CSID and your last name.

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