When submitting a piece of academic work, you need to properly acknowledge the material that you have consulted. This allows others who read your work to verify facts or research the same information more easily. Acknowledgment may be in the form of footnotes and/or a bibliography.
You must reference your sources whenever you quote, paraphrase, or use someone else's ideas or words.
To find out more about why citing and referencing appropriately is crucial, and how you can avoid unintentional plagiarism, take a look at:
Do you want to check whether an author (or you, as an author) has been cited in other publications - journals, e-books, cases, reports?
Use this guide for tips on where and how to search: Finding Yourself: Citation tracking for Monash Law Authors