is presenting the words or ideas of someone else as your own without
proper acknowledgment of the source.
you work on a research paper you will probably find supporting material
for your paper from works written by others. It's okay to borrow the
ideas of other people, but you do need to correctly credit them. If
you don't credit the author, you are committing plagiarism. The
only time you don't need to cite the author is when information is