Regardless of intention, plagiarism is taken seriously as a form of academic misconduct, and it is important to make sure that you acknowledge when information you are presenting comes from other people or authors. Citations, therefore, are an essential part of your paper or presentation.
Take a look at Quoting and Paraphrasing, Organizing your Research, and Integrating Sources into Your Paper for more guidance. To review the University of Nevada, Reno's policy about plagiarism, read the Academic Standards section of the University Administrative Manual.
Watch the video below, “Plagiarism: How to Avoid It,” from Bainbridge State College for more information.
View Plagiarism: How to Avoid it Video