Properly citing resources is key to avoiding plagiarism. Follow the links below to find the appropriate style guide for your class. Remember, even if you put an idea in your own words, you must cite the original author. The Purdue OWL gives great instructions on how to cite in MLA, APA, and Chicago style.
Citation management apps also let you take notes on and annotate sources, but there are many note-taking apps that offer user-friendly interfaces to help keep track of your research.
Plagiarism is using other people's ideas or words as your own without properly giving credit to the original author. Sometime plagiarism is unintentional, but is still considered academic dishonesty.
What is plagiarism?
What can you do to avoid plagiarism?
Want to explore further? Take a look at these links to find out more about avoiding plagiarism. The video below comes from librarians at Bainbridge College and addresses common questions and judgement calls associated with integrating sources correctly.