Plagiarism is the act of passing off another person’s work as your own. This includes failure to acknowledge and credit your sources. It is not just direct quotations that must be cited; you have to reference your sources when you summarize and paraphrase someone else's ideas as well. For more information, go to the Library's Academic Integrity & Plagiarism page.
Summary: A statement of the main points
Paraphrase: A rewording of the original
Direct quotation: A word for word copy, in quotation marks
Citation Managers are tools that help you save and organize citations, generate bibliographies and in-text citations, and share citations with others. The Library's Citation Management guide provides information about specific citation managers and tips for getting started.
Copyright law applies to text, images, video, music and many other works that you might want to incorporate into your finished product. Your right to use these works depends on factors such as how you are using the work, how much of it you are using, and the permissions granted by the creator/owner of the work. Just because a video or image is available online does not mean it can be freely used and shared. For more information, go to the Libary's Copyright guide.
For help writing your assignments, including your bibliography or works cited list, contact your instructor or the Student Learning Centre.