Plagiarism is derived from Greek and Latin terms for kidnapping
is presenting the words, ideas, or creation of someone else as your own
without proper acknowledgment of the source.
don't credit the author, you are committing a type of theft
work on a research paper you will probably find supporting
material for your paper from works by others. It's okay to
use the ideas of other people, but you do need to correctly
When you quote
people, even when you summarize or paraphrase information found
in books, articles, or Web pages, or you use another's photo,
music, and the like, you must acknowledge the original
author. It is plagiarism when you
- Buy or use
a term paper written by someone else.
- Cut and
paste passages from the Web, a book, or an article and insert
them into your paper without citing them.
- Use the words, ideas,
or creations of another person without citing them.
that person's words without citing them.
another person's image or music unless the material is in the
public domain or the original author allows this through