1. Plagiarism of ideas-- "Appropriating an idea (e.g., an explanation, a theory, a conclusion, a hypothesis, a metaphor) in whole or in part, or with superficial modifications without giving credit to its originato."
2. Plagiarism of text-- "Copying a portion of text from another source without giving credit to its author and without enclosing the borrowed text in quotation marks."
3. Mosaic Plagiarism -- "Mosaic plagiarism occurs when a writer reuses a mix of word, phrases, and ideas from a source without indicating which words and ideas have been borrowed and/or without properly citing the source."
4. Self-Plagiarism-- Self-plagiarism is also known as ‘reuse,’ ‘recycling fraud,’ or ‘duplicate publication,’ and consists of a person re-purposing their own written material without providing proper attribution by citing the original content.
5. Cyber-cheating is another form of plagiarism and includes:
Written or spoken words, phrases, or sentences from any source, used without proper documentation.
Summarizing without proper documentation (usually a citation) ideas from another source (unless such information is recognized as common knowledge).
Facts, statistics, graphs, pictorial representations, or phrases without acknowledging the source (unless such information is recognized as common knowledge).
Submitting work simultaneously presented in two courses, unless permission is granted by the both the instructors.
Submitting work, either in whole or in part, created by a professional service and used without attribution (e.g., paper, speech, bibliography, or photograph).
From Deborah Schaeffer, University Library, Cal State Los Angeles