Plagiarism is the use of someone else’s words or ideas without properly attributing them to their original source. Acknowledging the original source when borrowing ideas or words from others is called “citing sources.” Whether you work with sources or not, you should be aware of the following forms of plagiarism, all of which carry serious consequences in academic and professional settings:
Citation: Portland State University Writing Center (n.d.). Guided tour step nine: Checking your use of research [Tutorial]. Retrieved from https://www.pdx.edu/writing-center/guided-tour-step-nine-checking-your-use-of-research.
The PSU Writing Center has great information on when and how to cite your sources.