How to Research: A Tutorial
For any piece of writing, you must document the sources of facts, quotes, paraphrases and ideas that are not your own. Failure to do so is plagiarism, a serious academic offense which is the ethical equivalent of theft.
Plagiarism is the theft of intellectual property and must be avoided.
Raritan Valley Community College takes Academic Dishonesty seriously. Use the links below to view the college’s policies regarding plagiarism. These policies are also available in the Student Handbook.
- <Statement on Academic Dishonesty, Cheating, and Plagiarism>
- <Examples of plagiarism, as described in the Student Handbook>
- <Examples of academic dishonesty and cheating, as described in the Student Handbook>
- <Penalties for cheating and plagiarism>
This is done by using an in-text citation immediately after any text in your paper that is not your own. The citation directs your reader to a Works Cited or bibliography, which tells the reader exactly what source you used to find that information.