If you use text or data or drawings or designs or artefacts without properly acknowledging who produced the material, then you are likely to be accused of plagiarism. This can be avoided by making clear the sources of information used (e.g. books, articles, interviews, reports, internet reference, government publications, etc.). All must be properly referenced, not only in a bibliography, but also by quotation marks in the text or in a footnote. Plagiarism covers both direct copying and copying or paraphrasing with only minor adjustments:
- a direct quotation from a text must be indicated by the use of quotation marks and the source of the quote (title, author, page number and date of publication);
- a paraphrased summary must be indicated by attribution of the author, date and source of the material including page numbers for the section(s) which have been summarised.