A reference providing information about where a particular quotation, text, etc., is to be found; a bibliographical reference. [Oxford English Dictionary]
In general, citations help readers to locate your sources of information, as well as avoid plagiarism.
“Plagiarism, the act of taking the writings of another person and passing them off as one’s own.”
Plagiarism. (2016). In Encyclopædia Britannica.
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To avoid plagiarism, there are a few things you can do:
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1. Say "no" to plagiarism
2. Interactive tutorial to understand the importance and mechanics of avoiding plagiarism through proper citing.
3. Turnitin or SafeAssign (access via learn@PolyU)
4. Other freeware for plagiarism detection
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