The point of citation is to give credit to the authors of your sources. Citations show your professor or reader where you found the information to support the argument of your paper. Using citations shows your honesty and skills as a student. When you cite sources correctly, you avoid plagiarizing.
Plagiarism is usually defined as a piece of writing that's been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work.
Plagiarism is copying or taking someone's published words or ideas as if they were your own.
To avoid plagiarism you must put "quotation marks" around information that is directly copied from a source and cite all thoughts, ideas, arguments, research, quotations and obscure facts taken from your sources by using a citation format like MLA 8.
Plagiarism is not allowed at Cañada College. If a student is caught plagiarizing, he or she can fail the class or even be expelled.
Create a citation when you are using: