Plagiarism is when you present someone else's work or ideas as your own.
Plagiarism can be accidental or intentional cheating. Plagarism is taken very seriously as a form of academic misconduct, and it is important to make sure that you acknowledge when information you are presenting comes from other people or authors. This is why 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. If you are still unsure after viewing this page, please try the following sites for further information:
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.
All Things Considered: "Guest Host Melissa Block talks with Thomas Mallon, author of Stolen Words: Forays into the Origins and Ravages of Plagiarism, about the discovery of plagiarism by well-known authors such as Steven Ambrose, and research techniques which should help avoid the problem."