Academic integrity is at the core of your studies at Lambton College and will remain an important facet throughout your professional career.
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Plagiarism can be committed when a student submits work from a previous course or from another student.
Plagiarism can also be when students submit or present work (in whole or in part) that isn’t their own without giving proper reference to the original owner.
Citing sources is important for several reasons:
Source: MIT Libraries
What must be cited:
What does not need to be cited:
When in doubt, cite your sources.
Source: MIT Libraries: Citing Sources
You may have heard the term "common knowledge" before, but what does it really mean?
For more information on how to determine if information is common knowledge, have a look at MIT's resource on common knowledge.
Instead of directly quoting source material in your research, try paraphrasing.
Read a passage from your source material until you understand its meaning.
Set aside the source material and try writing out the main points (in your own words) of the resource.
Check your paraphrased version against the original to make sure you accurately captured the information.
Note the bibliographical information (e.g., author, date, page number) so you can easily reference your paraphrase in your work.
Adapted from Purdue: Paraphrase