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ICEAPNS: Citing Sources; Plagiarism

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Why do researchers cite their resources?

  • to give credit to the work, words, and ideas of others
  • enable your readers to find your sources
  • avoid plagiarism

pla·gia·rism /pleɪʤəˌrɪzəm/ noun 

the act of using another person's words or ideas without giving credit to that person: the act of plagiarizing something

  • The student has been accused of plagiarism.




From the website:
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