Legal and ethical issues go beyond properly citing sources and plagiarism. Researchers should also understand issues related to privacy, security, censorship, and freedom of speech, as well as have an understanding of intellectual property, copyright, and fair use.
Here is the excerpt from the LCCC Code of Conduct that addresses plagiarism:
VI. Academic Misconduct:
(1) The act of presenting the words, ideas or work of another person as one’s own.
(2) Presenting as one’s own the ideas, words, images, or any other supporting material for an academic assignment without appropriate citation of sources.
(3) Copying, pasting, downloading or importing any electronic material into work submitted for an academic assignment without appropriate citation of sources.
(4) Utilizing copyrighted material in violation of U.S. Copyright Law.
(5) Allowing one’s own work to be utilized by another student as if it were that student’s own work.
To avoid plagiarizing someone else's words or ideas, make sure you:
Below are links to short videos, tutorials and lessons to help you avoid plagiarism: