Citations help others find the information you used in your research paper.
Citing your sources accurately helps establish the credibility of your research.
Citations connect your work to the work of other scholars.
Citations are one way to honor and acknowledge the work of others who have made your own research possible.
To avoid plagiarism, you must give credit whenever you use
- another person’s idea, opinion, or theory;
- any facts, statistics, graphs, images—any pieces of information—that are not common knowledge;
- quotations of another person’s actual spoken or written words; or
- paraphrase of another person’s spoken or written words.
Here are some links to tutorials that will help you understand more about plagiarism and how to avoid it:
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