Can I copy and paste from a website?
Even though something may be freely accessible on the Internet, this does not mean that you are free to use it without acknowledgement.
Information found on the Internet must be referenced, just as you would reference text from a journal article or textbook. Examples of how to do this can be found in our Referencing guide.
You must also be careful when reusing images, media files, diagrams etc. that you find on the Internet, in order not to infringe copyright laws. Check our Copyright guide to find out more.