"Plagiarism" means using another's words, ideas,
materials or work without properly acknowledging and documenting the
source. Students are responsible for knowing the rules governing the
use of another's work or materials and for acknowledging and
documenting the source appropriately."
Sanctions that may result from plagiarism in your work can range
from failure of the assignment or class to suspension or expulsion from
What Isn't Plagiarism?
Here are some examples of text that doesn't need to be cited in your research papers.
Accepted factual information
Things you personally observe and record
borrowing an author's wording for your own paper use quotation marks
and include a complete citation (author name, date of publication, page
reference) that can easily lead the reader directly to the source.
Electronic sources must also be acknowledged.
When borrowing another author's views, ideas or opinions for your own paper be sure to give credit to the original thinker.
another's ideas without clearly citing the source also counts as
plagiarism. Give a complete citation that can easily lead the reader
directly to the source.
Work used previously in another class cannot be re-used (self-plagiarism) without permission from the instructor.