What Is Plagiarism?
According to the Delgado Community College Student Judicial Code, plagiarism is
"The inclusion of someone else's actual words or paraphrases, ideas, or data into one's own work without acknowledging the original source. The included material must have appropriate citations such as footnotes or quotation marks and identification of the sources, published or unpublished, copyrighted or not copyrighted."
Find out more about what is considered plagiarism, why is it wrong, and how it should be avoided.
The Delgado Community College Writing and Research Handbook was written by Delgado faculty Sean Munro and Monica Mankin.
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A citation is the information needed to locate the article (or book) you are interested in reading.
For articles, a complete citation generally includes:
For books, a complete citation generally includes:
Citations are also used to help readers of your papers go to the information you used.