A basic characteristic of scholarly work is citing the sources used or referred to or borrowed from. It is academic dishonesty to use ideas from (even if you put them in different words), paraphrase, or quote from someone else's work without acknowledging the other source.
If you use someone else's work - their words, ideas, art work, music, web pages, software, or some other expression - you must acknowledge the author or creator. Failure to do so is an unethical practice called plagiarism. Stetson has an official policy regarding plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty on the University's Honor System page.
For more information on academic honesty and plagiarism, go to any of the following sites:
Keeping track of sources and writing citations can be challenging. Fortunately, there are plenty of tools you can use to help you manage citations. The chart below will help you make sense of a few of the more popular options.
Always proofread citations before you turn them in for a grade. See the Citation Guide for help ensuring your citations are correct.