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Plagiarism is defined as intentionally or unintentionally using the ideas, language, or work of another without acknowledgement that such material is not one's own.
Whenever you quote, paraphrase, summarize, or otherwise refer to the work of another, you are required to cite its source. There are several common systems in use. At Otis, the most common style is MLA, but you may come across others. There are style manuals for each style that you can use.
Using a citation formatter is a very efficient and easy way to create citations in the appropriate format. Try these:
In addition, note that some databases, such as ProQuest, and free online resources, such as Wikipedia, offer suggested citations in a variety of styles.