Plagiarism occurs when a student, with intent to deceive or with reckless disregard for proper scholarly procedures, presents any information, ideas or phrasing of another as if they were his/her own and/or does not give appropriate credit to the original source. Proper scholarly procedures require that all quoted material be identified by quotation marks or indentation on the page, and the source of information and ideas, if from another, must be identified and be attributed to that source. Students are responsible for learning proper scholarly procedures (from Duke University's The Duke Community Standard in Practice: A Guide for Undergraduates).
Plagiarism charges can be brought against you for the following offenses:
Copying, quoting, paraphrasing, or summarizing from any source without adequate documentation
Purchasing a pre-written paper (either by mail or electronically)
Letting someone else write a paper for you
Paying someone else to write a paper for you
Submitting as your own someone else's unpublished work, either with or without permission
Learn more about the importance of citing sources in Whose idea was that?, a short video created by Simone Watson (Trinity '13).