If you don't cite your sources properly, you are plagiarizing and that's bad news; not to mention a violation of the Academic Integrity Code outlined in your Student Handbook.
"Plagiarism is intentionally or knowingly presenting the work of another as one’s own (i.e., without proper acknowledgment of the source). The sole exception to the requirement of acknowledging sources is when the ideas, information, etc., are common knowledge."
Some examples of plagiarism include:
- Buying a paper online
- Passing someone else's paper off as your own
- Copying all or part of any previous work without proper acknowledgement (citations)
- Using images (photos, graphs, figures) in presentations, reports, or posters without asking permission and properly crediting the creator
Watch: Plagiarism and How to Avoid It
A Brief video from Bainbridge College that reviews plagiarism, quoting sources, paraphrasing, and citing.