"academic integrity entails carefully distinguishing the words and ideas of another person’s from one’s own and acknowledging the source".
To use the ideas or words of another person without crediting the source is plagiarism, which is a violation of Bentley University's Academic Integrity Policy.
Whether you are writing a paper, compiling a business plan or creating a PowerPoint presentation, it is vital that you properly cite the information that you have used. Information from books, periodicals, online databases, websites, etc. should be cited according to the guidelines of your discipline (usually MLA or APA) or those of your professor.
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We highly recommend the following online style guide web sites:
For more information about all the types of citation styles please consult the box below.
The following citation & style manuals provide the guidelines for formatting your paper and citing your resources.