In scholarly writing, we are continually engaged with other people’s ideas: we read them in texts, hear them in lecture, discuss them in class, and incorporate them into our own writing. Acknowledging those authors' ideas and showing where your found them is an important element of scholarly writing.
Cite your sources to:
Plagiarism is using others’ ideas and words without clearly acknowledging the source of that information.
To avoid plagiarism you must give credit whenever you use: