Citation & Plagiarism References

According to the UTC Faculty Council as published in the Student Handbook:

To plagiarize means to take someone else's words and/or ideas (or patterns of ideas) and to present them to the reader as if they are your own.

You should be attentive to plagiarism when writing a paper to be turned in.  If you have read anything in preparation for a paper or consciously recall anything that you have read or heard, you must be prepared to provide documentation.  Generally, when you use someone else's ideas and/or words, you will either quote that person directly or you will paraphrase or summarize that person's words.  You must let the reader know which you are doing by citing the work you are referencing.

The following are guides on how to properly cite references and avoid committing plagiarism: