1. Keep your reseach notes organized
2. Keep the notes you take from a source with the source's citation information
3. Use quotation marks around copied and pasted text
4. Keep your own words and a source's words separate
5. Include in-text citations as you write, not after you've finished the paper.
These online sites scan your writing and check against writing on the internet, thus alerting you to inadvertent plagiarism.