Different academic disciplines have specific guidelines for organizing material and citing sources. These rules are published as style manuals.
What is plagiarism?
Plagiarism is "presenting within one’s own work the ideas, representations, or words of another person without customary and proper acknowledgement of that person’s authorship." (3.1.3 TCC Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities)/p>
To avoid plagiarism make sure to correctly paraphrase (put into your own words) and include citations for information that was not your original thought. For more information, please explore the links below or reach out to a librarian using Ask A Librarian!
What is Plagiarism? Information for TCC Students (6:46)