"The following actions, among others, constitute a violation of the Standards of Academic Conduct:
To avoid plagiarism, all you need to do is use citations whenever you reference a thought that isn't your own. You need to use a citation in your work any time you:
For most assignments, you will need to create both an in-text citation and a full citation in the references or works cited page of your paper or each source you use. An in-text citation goes in the body of your paper, usually in parenthesis, after you refer to someone else's idea or quote. The full citation goes at the end of the paper, in the references or works cited page, depending on what citation style you're using.
If you're not sure if you need to put a citation in a specific case, ask a librarian or your professor!
For more information on how to write citations for MLA, APA, and Chicago styles, check out our Citations Research Guide.