When you write a research paper, you use information and facts from a variety of resources to support your own ideas or to help you develop new ones. Books, articles, videos, interviews, and Web sites are some examples of sources you might use. Citing these sources of information in your work is essential because:
Plagiarism: Plagiarism is using another person's words or ideas without giving credit to the other person.
COMMON TYPES OF PLAGIARISM
Paraphrasing without giving credits to the original source
Quoting less than what has been copied
Creating a paper by cutting and pasting phrases, sentences, or paragraphs from other publications
Working on an individual assignment with a partner and turning in identical answers