The bibliography or list of works cited at the end of your research paper is an acknowledgment of the sources of information you used. Sources of information might include books, magazine or journal articles, or interviews.
Plagiarism is simply using someone's work and not
acknowledging or giving credit to the original author(s).
I am plagiarizing if I:
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The word documentation means that you have added two elements to your paper:
Citation of Sources
List of Work Cited
When you give citations in a paper, you tell specifically where you got a piece of information – in other words, the source you used
WHEN TO GIVE YOUR SOURCE
You must acknowledge in your paper the source of
· A direct quotation
· A statistic
· An idea
· Someone else’s opinion
· Concrete facts
· Information taken from a computer
· Illustrations, photographs, or charts – if not your own
· Information not commonly known
Even if you paraphrase (put someone else’s words into your own word) or summarize (condense someone else’s words or ideas), you still must acknowledge the source of information!
If a fact is common knowledge (i.e. George Washington was the first president), you don’t have to give your source.
For assistance with in text citations and formatting a work cited page, utilize the following websites: