There are many reasons why it is important to cite the resources that you consult when researching a paper. The most important of these are:
Which citation style you should use depends upon the subject area of the class and the preferences of your professor. There are three major citation styles:
Plagiarism is using another person's work without giving them credit.
At UVM plagiarizing, whether intentional or by accident, is a violation of the Code of Academic Integrity (PDF).
Strategies for Avoiding Plagiarism
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