As you complete your college education and enter the workplace, you will frequently write essays and other documents, deliver speeches, and make presentations. In doing so, you’ll often rely on the words and ideas of other writers and speakers to provide you with the information you need to make yourself well-informed and convincing to your readers or listeners. An essential part of using these other sources of information is recognizing that the words and ideas from these sources belong to someone else and that you are just borrowing them. In other words, you must respect the intellectual property rights of the writers and speakers whose words and ideas you use. You do so by using these sources responsibly and honestly and by giving the sources credit for what you borrow and use in your own work. Doing so is called documentation of sources.