There are three primary ways to incorporate information from sources into your project:
Each of these needs to include the citation from where you found the information. Watch the following video for more information:
As you can see from the video above, common knowledge is a very grey, murky area with very little consistency. However, as noted, there are a few practices you can put into place:
Plagiarism is often thought to be an intentional act, but it can sometimes occur unintentionally. The part of the guide shows some of the ways you can avoid unintentional plagiarism, along with some useful guides from other institutions.
Types of Plagiarism
Undergraduate/Graduate Honor System
Ways to avoid plagiarism