"'To plagiarize is to include someone else's writing, information, or idea in a paper and fail to acknowledge what you took by indicating whose work it is'....
In other words, it is not giving credit where credit is due. Plagiarism is both a moral and ethical offense and sometimes a legal one.
Examples of plagiarism include:
Most cases of plagiarism can be identified by a professor in a few minutes using today's technology.
Plagiarizing in college can have a profound impact on your future, whether you're caught or not.
Take the time to educate yourself using this guide to learn how to avoid serious future problems.
Quoting statistics without citing the source?
Using a short passage of music from an unpublished source in your composition without citation?
Adding a few lines of a friend's program into your software design project, with the friend's permission but without attribution?
Slightly updating an old paper you wrote and using it for a current class?
Summarizing an article and mentioning the author/journal in your sentence but not using a parenthetical citation?
Cutting and pasting from the Internet without using quotation marks?
Not citing the correct source or page number from which you took a quote?
Summarizing conflicting ideas from several sources without citing the sources?