Answered By: Jennifer Harris Last Updated: Oct 14, 2015 Views: 350
You need to cite sources any time and every time that you use someone else's words or ideas to answer a question, write a paper or presentation, post in a discussion board, or anything else. The only things you don't need to cite are your own opinions and experiences or common knowledge (e.g. the sun rises in the east and sets in the west).
Failing to cite sources is considered plagiarism, so when in doubt, cite! Here are some tips to help you increase the quality of your papers and avoid plagiarism:
Visit the Citing Your Sources guide for video tutorials, web resources, books/ebooks, examples, and other resources to help you avoid plagiarism and cite your sources or contact the Learning Center (UC Students) or the Online Writing Center (COCE Students) for additional help.
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