What you should do

To avoid plagiarism you must give credit when:

Here's what we recommend when you write:

The figure below may help to guide your decisions.

Job aid for writers to help avoid plagiarism 

Does the source (author) always have to be specific people?


A source could be a jointly developed entry in an encyclopedia that has been written by group of anonymous authors. For example, each Wikipedia entry is a group-edited source. See Wikipedia's entry for plagiarism.

The source could be text written by an artificially intelligent agent, such as ChatGPT. That AI agent, in turn, has generated written text that has been derived from pattern analysis of writings of millions of people.

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