When you take someone else’s work, words, and/or ideas and then use them as your own, you are committing plagiarism. Besides this traditional definition, plagiarism also includes:
Sometimes you may even plagiarize accidentally. Luckily there are plenty of resources to prevent that from happening. Just remember that whenever you use or borrow someone else's work, you need to cite it!
Not sure if you plagiarized? Use the following free online tools to check to see if you have plagiarized:
Still need help understanding plagiarism and academic integrity? Check out these resources from Credo InfoLit Modules: