Plagiarism can be intentional (to knowingly cheat) and unintentional (accidental). Academic integrity is important, so cite your sources and give credit where credit is due!
Types of Citation Styles
Different disciplines (history, English, biology, etc.) require research papers to be formatted in a specific way. This includes the formatting of the page (page numbers, line spacing, style and size of font), as well as how to cite the sources used in the paper. The library has guides to assist with how to create citations specific to each style. Some guides also provide assistance with how to format the works cited page.
To plagiarize is...
TO STEAL AND PASS OFF (THE IDEAS OR WORDS OF ANOTHER) AS ONE'S OWN; USE WITHOUT CREDITING THE SOURCE.
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th ed.
"Cheating, plagiarism, or other forms of academic dishonesty" are defined in the UH systemwide Student Conduct Code policy [IV.B.1]: