In an academic context, it's important to learn how to analyse the sources of ideas and give due credit to originial authors. If you use the words or ideas of someone else by quoting them directly, paraphrasing their work or important ideas you must acknowledge where material has been borrowed, and provide your audience with the information necessary to find the source. See the MIE Library APA Style guide for more information on citing and referencing using APA Citation Style.
The information on this page is from a very useful website called Plagiarism.org.
It's important to note that plagiarism isn't always intentional, but you're still responsible for the work you produce. All of the following are considered plagiarism:
The following are excellent general resources which you can download from Plagiarism.org but remember to consult your tutor and MIE guidelines/course handbooks for advice regarding institutional and course-specific advice.
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