The 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association defines plagiarism as "the act of presenting the words, ideas, or images of another as your own; it denies authors or creators of content the credit they are due" (American Psychological Association, 2020, p. 254).
American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological
Association (7th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1037/0000165-000.
The NAU tutorial linked below will help you understand plagiarism and how to avoid it.
Principles of Plagiarism: An Overview
This interactive tutorial will help you recognize the importance of giving credit to others for their work, identify instances of plagiarism, describe penalties for plagiarism, and recognize ways to avoid plagiarism.