Skip to Main Content

Plagiarism - Indianapolis

What is Plagiarism?


the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.
synonyms:  copying, infringement of copyright, piracy, theft, stealing

Ivy Tech Student Code

Give credit where credit is due

Research and writing are a large component of your program. In your writings, it is important to recognize other authors' ideas and research and document them. It is considered plagiarism if you do not give credit to others.

To learn more about plagiarism and how to avoid it in your papers, take a look at these websites:

For examples of correct ways to cite your sources in APA and MLA format, see our citation guide.

Plagiarism: How to Avoid It

Bainbridge State College. (2010, January 5). Plagiarism: How to Avoid It [Video recording]. Retrieved from

Library Books