Review the scenario below and Test Your Knowledge.
Tommy Triton began writing his research paper the day before it was due. He figured nobody else would be writing on his topic so it shouldn't be a problem finding information at the library. However, Tommy discovers that several of the books he needs are checked out. He does find several journal articles online.
Tommy's now in his dorm room reviewing the books and articles he got from the library. He’s up all night writing his paper. It's 5am and he's writing his "Works Cited" page. He is so sleepy, he can’t remember which articles he used. Tommy decides to make-up the remaining sources. He's way too tired to care.
A week later the professor asks to meet with Tommy about the plagiarized sources in his paper.