Complete citations are also created for any quotes or paraphrased information used in the text.
Being a responsible researcher requires keeping track of the sources that were used to help develop your research project, sharing the information you borrowed in an ethical way, and giving credit to the authors of the sources you used. Plagiarism is the act of using others’ information without giving credit or acknowledging them. Completely copying another individual’s work without providing credit to the original author is a very blatant example of plagiarism.
Plagiarism also occurs when another individual’s idea or concept is passed off as your own.
Re-using a project or paper from another class or time and saying that it is new is plagiarism.
One way to prevent plagiarism is to add citations in your project where appropriate.