Research papers, Qualifying Projects, and other writing that incorporates information or ideas from sources must include suitable documentation of the sources.
By documenting your sources you:
Plagiarism is using the words information ideas of another without properly documenting them. The WPI Academic Honesty Policy clearly specifies that plagiarism, the misrepresentation of the work of another as your own, is an act of academic dishonesty. It is also academically dishonest to allow another person to copy your work and present it as his/her own work. Cases of deliberate plagiarism can result in loss of credit for the assignment or the course project during which the plagiarism is committed. A serious act of plagiarism can result in the student's suspension from WPI.
Students will avoid plagiarism by learning to use and cite sources correctly.
Citations at the end of your paper should always tell you:
Citation styles vary in how they present this information, but generally, these elements are always included.