Academic institutions have strict regulations regarding plagiarism. Taking credit for work that is not your own is a serious matter and can result in severe consequences. Below is the link to the GHC statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities. If you are unsure about something concerning plagiarism, ask your instructor or librarian for clarification.
According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, to "plagiarize" means:
Plagiarism is using any work that is not authored by you without giving proper credit. Plagiarism is also claiming that another person's ideas, or the expression of the ideas (literary, artistic, musical, mechanical, etc.) are your own. You must always cite any information obtained from any source!
You are guilty of plagiarism if you...