Plagiarism is a "serious violation of academic integrity. In simplest terms, this occurs if you represent as your own work any material that was obtained from another source, regardless of how or where you acquired it." (Office of the Dean of Students).
To learn how to avoid plagiarism intentionally or unintentionally and how to paraphrase and cite correctly see the information at the Office of the Dean of Students’ web page.
Preventing and Detecting Plagiarism web site was put together by the University of Texas Libraries to help professors detect plagiarism. Contents include: