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Using footnotes, bibliographies, and similar strategies serves two main purposes:
Also see our guide to Avoiding Plagiarism.
Northeastern University's Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as "using as one’s own the words, ideas, data, code, or other original academic material of another without providing proper citation or attribution. Plagiarism can apply to any assignment, either final or drafted copies, and it can occur either accidentally or deliberately. Claiming that one has “forgotten” to document ideas or material taken from another source does not exempt one from plagiarizing."
The following sources require citation:
Most business research papers use APA Style. Some professors may prefer that you use a different style guide, so please check with your professor if you are not sure which guide to use.