What is Plagiarism?
How Can You Avoid Plagiarism?

Plagiarism can be intentional or unintentional. Intentional plagiarism involves deliberate copying or use of another’s words or ideas.

Unintentional plagiarism usually results from ignorance of the rules for citing sources or from sloppy research and note-taking. Even if plagiarism is unintentional, it is still a violation of university policy. The following guidelines, adapted from similar guidelines at UC Davis, may help you to avoid plagiarism:

For a more complete discussion, visit the UC Davis web site.