When using information or ideas from another source you must give credit to the original author. You give credit by citing the source. Make sure your citation contains everything you would need to backtrack and find the information again. It is best to pick one citation style and be consistent.
Avoid plagiarism by properly citing the sources you use in your research.
You can either directly quote your source or, even better, paraphrase information from your source. Both instances need to be cited in the text of your paper and on the Works Cited page following the body of your paper.
Plagiarism occurs - intentionally or unintentionally - when you:
Tips for avoiding plagiarism: