According to the Las Positas College Academic Honesty Statement, Plagiarism is defined as "using another's work (whether printed, electronic, or spoken) without crediting him or her"
Whereas cheating is almost always intentional, students sometimes plagiarize accidentally. It is vital, therefore, for students to understand the many different kinds of actions that constitute plagiarism:
The bottom line is . . . .
You must cite the sources that you use to avoid plagiarism.
All direct quotes must be cited; all ideas or facts taken from some other writer, even though in your own words, must be cited.
It is PLAGIARISM if you copy another's words without quoting!
If you paraphrase another's ideas or words without giving credit to the author, it is also PLAGIARISM!