Students and their work are part of the scholarly community at Virginia Wesleyan University. Careful documentation of the sources that are used to write a research paper ensures both the credibility of the work and the ethical reputation of the writer.
Honor Code Implications: Whether your plagiarism happens accidentally or intentionally, you may still be found guilty of violating the VWU Honor Code.
What is Plagiarism? - Clear answers from Georgetown University's Honor Council.
Avoiding Plagiarism - Suggestions from Purdue University's Writing Lab.