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Can I "plagiarize" myself?

asked 2016-10-19 13:08:15 -0600

If I have written about a topic before, say in a research paper for a class, can I close-paraphrase/copy+paste what I have already written into a Wikipedia article? Of course, I would cite the original source from which I obtained that information, since the content in my paper is not plagiarized (verified by turnitin.com).

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answered 2016-10-20 00:54:56 -0600

yes i believe that is acceptable.

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answered 2016-12-09 17:56:55 -0600

No you can't plagiarise yourself, as plagiarism means passing off someone else's work as your own.

You are perfectly entitled to reuse your own previous work in an Wikipedia article, but please remember that work you add to Wikipedia is released by you under a free licence, which allows anyone to reuse or adapt your text for any legitimate purpose, including commercial use.

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