Always give credit where credit is due. If the words that you are including in your research belong to someone else, give credit.
Here is a brief list of what needs to be credited or documented:
There are certain things that do not need documentation or credit, including:
The following chart from the UT Arlington Library Acknowledging Sources tutorial will guide you in your decision:
What is common knowledge? This refers to facts well known by many people and verifiable in five or more sources. Examples:
If you have any doubts or questions, ask your professor or librarian.
Err on the side of caution: when in doubt, cite!
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