Knowing the conventions of academic writing and scholarly research is important for personal, intellectual, and professional reasons. Ask your instructor or a librarian for help.
Article IV.1 of the Student Code of Conduct lists infractions related to the misuse of academic style and citation conventions.
Article IV. Infractions. Section 1.
1.0 Academic Infractions.
1.1 Collaborating, conspiring or cooperating during an examination with any other
person by giving or receiving information without authority.
1.2 Copying or obtaining information from another student’s examination paper.
1.3 “Duplicity” defined as the offering for credit identical or substantially unchanged work in two or more courses without approval in advance by the instructor(s).
1.4 “Plagiarism” defined as the use of any other person’s work and the unacknowledged incorporation of that work in one’s own work in fulfillment of academic requirements.
1.5-1.11 are about cheating on exams.