How to avoid plagiarism and cope with the referencing fetish

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I never cease to be amazed by the activities of the ‘plagiarism police’. Here are some of my writings on the subject:

Beat the Witch-hunt! Peter Levin’s Guide to Avoiding and Rebutting Accusations of Plagiarism, for Conscientious Students (incorporating a brief guide to referencing styles) 
Beat the Witch-hunt

The Referencing Fetish: Does an insistence on detailed and ‘correct’ referencing inhibit students from thinking for themselves?
The Referencing Fetish

Why the writing is on the wall for the plagiarism police
Why the Writing is on the Wall