Academic Integrity: Incorporating the Words and Ideas of Others
Plagiarism is sometimes unintentional. It can occur when you try to put information from a source into your own words, but fail to do so completely. Often plagiarism occurs not because a student is trying to cheat, but because he or she has not been taught how to incorporate the words and ideas of others in the proper way.
Several options exist for incorporating the words and ideas of others into your own work:
The form you use to do this depends on the Citation Style you choose:
Other citation styles exist. Some academic journals, for example, have their own styles. Use the one your instructor asks you to use.