Plagiarism is a practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.
The Oxford Dictionary of English (revised edition). Ed. Catherine Soanes and Angus Stevenson. Oxford University Press, 2005. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press. Bucks County Community College. 10 February 2010
Why talking about plagiarism is so important? You will find more information on the BCCC Tutoring Center website:
Evaluating Web sites?
There is a lot of good information to be found online. That said, there is much to consider when using a web source.
Consider the following:
Still not sure? Then give the web site the CRAAP test:
Currency – Has the site been updated recently? Do the links still work? Do the graphics still load? When was the article copyrighted?
Relevance – Is this article about the topic you’re researching? Who is the intended audience (college students, K-12, professors)?
Authority – What are the author’s credentials? What is the publisher’s angle? Is contact information provided?
Accuracy – Are sources cited for the claims made? Has the information been reviewed? Can you verify the facts? Are there spelling or other errors?
Purpose – Is the article intended to persuade? Does the author make the intent clear? Does it seem impartial or biased?