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RefWorks should be your go-to resource for saving, citing and organizing your sources. You'll have to set up an account first, but once you do, you'll be able to perform all kinds of functions, including:
Access RefWorks by using this link.
Plagiarism is the representation of the work of another as your own. And whether it's deliberate or inadvertent, it's still plagiarism.
How can you avoid it? Briefly, always cite when you are referencing the work of another, always quote if you are using verbatim text, and never, ever, ever pass off others' work as yours.
Some examples include:
There are further kinds of academic dishonesty, including falsifying or fabricating data or sources; submitting a paper that you have written for more than one class (unbeknownst to the professors); and collaborating with others and then each submitting the end results as solo work.
For more on this topic, Acadia University's library has created this excellent (and kind of fun) tutorial on how to recognize and avoid plagiarism and other kinds of academic dishonesty.