Union College's Academic Integrity Policy
Ideas in words, ideas, pictures, interview, conversations, etc. created by someone else that are presented by you (in any format), need to be documented. Once you take this idea and present it in any medium, be it print, video, audio, etc. you will need to document the source. An exception would be “common knowledge,” meaning something known by most people.
There are usually three ways to present someone else’s original work in your written paper:
More about these strategies can be found at “Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing” in Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab.
This tutorial will help you avoid plagiarism by providing examples that explain how to properly include information from other sources in one’s own scholarly work .