Any ideas, images, or words you do not create yourself must be given proper credit if you use them in your paper, BECAUSE you are using someone else's intellectual property. It shows you have academic integrity and honesty, and helps your readers find your information sources. It shows where your information came from, and adds credibility to your paper.
► Online documents make it very easy to copy and paste information without thinking and without giving proper credit. Make sure you understand how to cite your sources.