The practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.
This includes copying information or pictures from Internet sites and passing them off as your own.
A citation gives credit to the source you used for your research.
It is a reference to a work where the author is given formal credit and where the source is given for the original work.
ALWAYS cite your sources! Including pictures taken from the Internet!!! In the boxes on this page are links to several online citation tools.