A citation identifies information you have used in writing your paper.
You can cite books, articles, videos, speeches and more. A listing of citations can be called a "bibliography" or "works cited" or simply, "references."
Why cite? Cite your sources whenever you use someone else's words, images, or ideas to give that person credit for his/her intellectual property. Citing sources is also necessary so the reader can find the information you used in your research. Citing sources will help you avoid plagiarism.
See also: Citation Tools Guide
Submitting another’s work, word-for-word, as one’s own
Contains significant portions of text from a single source without alterations
Changing key words and phrases but retaining the essential content of the source
Paraphrases from multiple sources, made to fit together
Borrows generously from the writer's previous work without citation
Combines perfectly cited sources with copied passages without citation
Mixes copied material from multiple sources
Includes citations to non-existent or inaccurate information about sources
Includes proper citation to sources but the paper contains almost no original work
Includes proper citation, but relies too closely on the text's original wor4king and/or structure
Comon Knowledge is dependent upon your audience. The common knowledge of a specialized group will be different from a group of average people.
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