The Athens Technical College code of Academic Honesty defines plagiarism as the submission for academic advancement the words, ideas, opinions, or theories of another that are not common knowledge, without appropriate attribution to that other person. Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the following acts when performed without appropriate attribution:
See what The OWL at Purdue says about plagiarism.
This tutorial from Eastern Michigan University Library has some good examples, and explains what "common knowledge" means in the context of plagiarism. http://www.emich.edu/library/help/plagiarism/index.html
Lycoming College has created a "plagiarism game." Try it! It's fun: http://www.lycoming.edu/library/instruction/tutorials/plagiarismGame.aspx
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