If you didn't write it, you have to cite it!
Documenting the sources used in your research is important! Whether you use a direct quote from someone else's work, or paraphrase (re-write in your own words), you must give credit to the original author. Representing another author's words, thoughts, or ideas as your own is called plagiarism, and can have academic consequences.
Other types of plagiarism include:
The infographic at the bottom of this page provides some tips for understanding and avoiding plagiarism.
There are many different types of citation styles, including APA, MLA, and Chicago/Turabian. At UDST, most instructors will use APA, but you should check before handing in an assignment.
For help with citing your resources, you can visit the Advanced Writing Centre in the Learning Commons (Building 3). The links below also give information on how to cite in APA style.
Click here for information on how to cite pictures and images.