Important information to remember before starting your research.
WHAT IS PLAGIARISM?
“Plagiarism means using another’s work without giving credit. You must put others’
words in quotation marks and cite your source(s). Citation must also be given when
using others’ ideas, even when those ideas are paraphrased into your own words” (
Why cite sources?
Whenever you quote or base your ideas on another person's work, you must document the source you used. Even when you do not quote directly from another work, if reading that source contributed to the ideas presented in your paper, you must give the authors proper credit (
“Citations allow readers to locate and further explore the sources you consulted, show the depth and scope of your research, and give credit to authors for their ideas. Citations provide evidence for your arguments and add credibility to your work by demonstrating that you have sought out and considered a variety of resources” (
"Ethics, copyright laws, and courtesy to readers require authors to identify the sources of direct quotations and of any facts or opinions not generally known or easily checked."--
(Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition (
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