Plagiarism is falsely claiming ideas, research, theories, or words are your own. Plagiarism is a serious academic offense.
The most common kind of plagiarism results from incorrectly citing a source or not realizing that the source needs to be cited.
No Citation Needed
There are only 2 instances when you do not need to cite a source.
- The idea is common knowledge (as a general rule, that means you have found the exact same information in 3 or more sources)
- You came up with the idea