Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
What is Plagiarism?
"The action or practice of taking someone else's work, idea, etc., and passing it off as one's own; literary theft." - Oxford English Dictionary
Plagiarism in the News
Headlines compiled by Google News
This guide will introduce students to the concept of plagiarism, strategies for avoiding it, BCC policy on plagiarism, and citing sources.
All of the following are considered plagiarism:
turning in someone else's work as your own
copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit
failing to put a quotation in quotation marks
giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation
changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit
copying so many words or ideas from a source that it makes up the majority of your work, whether you give credit or not