Plagiarism is the word we use when someone uses another person's work and claims it as their own.
Plagiarism is theft of ideas and words, and MIT takes it very seriously. If you are caught plagiarising, you could face severe penalties.
Avoid plagiarism by using academic information and citing your sources.
Referencing is how we avoid plagiarism by acknowledging our sources. On top of that, referencing generally follows a set style for consistency and accuracy.
The styles used by Melbourne Institute of Technology are APA Style (used by the School of Business) and IEEE (used by the School of IT and Engineering). You can find more information about each style on the following pages.
There are three reasons to reference your work: