All new knowledge is built on previous knowledge. In academic writing such as assignments, theses, research articles and reports it is standard practice to give an overview of the current knowledge about a topic and to provide evidence to support the points that you make. These ideas will form the foundation for your own arguments and will be integrated into your own work by: quoting (using the exact words of another); paraphrasing (using the ideas of another in your own words); summarising (using the main points of another) and translating the original text (and summarising or paraphrasing it). When writing research papers or other academic work, you always need to acknowledge the use of other author's ideas and words.
The following documents regarding the ethical use of information are available on the UPLS website:
This guide provides more information regarding the following: