Plagiarism is using facts or ideas from another source without attribution, thereby presenting it as original work.
Adapted from CSUN Policies and Procedures
Best Practices to Avoid Plagiarism:
Adapted from: Vega García, S.A. (2012). Understanding plagiarism: Information literacy guide. Iowa State University. Retrieved from http://instr.iastate.libguides.com/content.php?pid=10314. [Accessed February 8, 2018]
What is a citation?
A citation is a description of a book, article, website, etc. that provides enough information so that others can locate the source you used themselves. It allows you to credit the authors of the sources you use and clarify which ideas belong to you and which belong to other sources.
What information is included?
Citation information usually includes: author(s), date of publication, title, and publisher's name and location (and for articles: journal title, volume, issue and page numbers).
Plagiarism is the act of plagiarizing which is when someone:
(Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary)