Quoting, paraphrasing, or summarizing information from other sources can be a great way to bolster your own arguments for a research paper or project. In fact, your professor probably requires it! But if you use someone else's words and ideas, you have to be sure to cite them correctly. If you pass off someone else's work as your own, that's plagiarism.
Below are a few resources to help you learn about what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.
Luckily, there's a lot we can do to avoid plagiarizing in our work. Check out the videos below!
This quick video (2 minutes) offers a brief introduction to what a citation is, and why we use them in academic writing:
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