Plagiarism is the academic version of copyright violation. Plagiarism occurs when you borrow another's words (or ideas) and do not acknowledge whose idea or words you borrowed. In this culture, we consider our words and ideas intellectual property; like a car or any other possession, we believe our words belong to us and cannot be used without our permission. The only way to avoid plagiarism is to cite your sources - both within the body of your paper and in a bibliography of sources you used at the end of your paper.
Remember: Plagiarism is a violation of the Honor Code!
You must cite:
When in doubt, be safe and cite your source!
Use the resources below to help you cite your sources.