Check out these resources for more information on Copyright, Plagiarism, and the correct documentation of resources:
Plagiarism is defined as:
"the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work." ("plagiarism." Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 15 Dec. 2010. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/plagiarism>.)
Here is a short description from Mercyhurst's librarians. Be sure to view the video in full screen mode. Please enter your name and email address to complete the quiz after watching.
Check out this video by Washburn University comparing plagiarism to identity theft: