Section 6: Citing Your Sources (Avoid Plagiarism)

Failing to give credit when you use someone else’s words, work, or ideas is a serious breach of ethics called plagiarism, or cheating. Purchasing an essay from an online service or borrowing something your roommate wrote for another class are also considered dishonest and forms of plagiarism. Avoid plagiarism by keeping careful documentation when taking notes, and citing any quoted or paraphrased text, images, or other borrowed information.