"Plagiarism occurs when a writer duplicates another writer's language or ideas and then calls the work his or her own. Copyright laws protect writers' words as their legal property. To avoid the charge of plagiarism, writers take care to credit those from whom they borrow and quote." (definition provided by The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy via CredoReference, 10/29/2014.)
Always check with instructor for specific citation and formatting requirements.
Visit the Writing Center located in the Lower Level of the Nash Library & Learning Commons building or visit the links below.