Plagiarism is when you present someone else's words or ideas as your own.
Plagiarism can be accidental or intentional, and is taken very seriously as a form of academic misconduct. It is important to make sure that you acknowledge when information you are presenting comes from other sources or authors. Citations are an essential part of your paper or presentation.
Plagiarism can be:
Avoid plagiarism by understanding what you do and do not need to cite.
Plagiarism Web sites:
This tutorial site was developed by the Instructional Systems Technology Department in the School of Education at Indiana University Bloomington to offer students a chance to learn how to recognize plagiarism.
An object lesson on the potentially life-changing consequences of plagiarism. Note: if you don't speak Norwegian, click the "cc" icon to see the English subtitles. Brought to you by the University of Bergen, Norway.
Here are web resources to learn about citation styles:
Find out more about plagiarism as well as "best practices" for writing a research paper. Take this quiz from Stephen Bailey's Academic Writing for International Students (Routledge 2011) and receive instant feedback: