Plagiarism is more than a gut feeling. . .
Universally, people want credit for their ideas, works, and creative expressions. When one fails to give credit to those who have created; you have stolen from them. In order for this not be so, credit must be given to the orginal creators. If you do not cite you've plagarized.
Plagiarism is academically dishonest and criminally illegal. To avoid plagiarism one must cite appropriately.
This libguide is designed to assist students with developing the skills necessary to determine when to cite and how to cite appropriately. Remember it is not about what you think or feel it is what you can document or cite.