Citing Your Sources

Plagiarism is presenting the words or ideas of someone else as your own
without proper acknowledgment of the source.
It is plagiarism when you:
use the words or ideas of another person without citing that person
When you work on a research paper you will probably find supporting material for
your paper from works by others. It's okay to use the ideas of other people, but
you do need to credit them correctly.
When you quote people—or even when you summarize or paraphrase
information found in books, articles, Web pages, or other information sources
you must acknowledge the original author by providing a citation for the source.
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buy or use a term paper written by someone else
paraphrase a person's words without citing that person
cut & paste passages, and insert them into your paper without citing a source