Plagiarism is the act of taking another individual's work and using it as your own. Anytime you paraphrase, summarize, or take words, phrases, or sentences from another individual's work, it is good idea to indicate the source of the information in your paper as an internal citation. It is not enough to just list the source in a bibliography at the end of your paper. Failing to properly quote, cite or acknowledge someone else's words or ideas with an internal citation is plagiarism. It is very important to give credit to an individual's work by citing the work. Plagiarism is violating the U.S. Copyright Law. Such a breach of the U.S. Copyright Law can result in a disciplinary action or legal action against an individual committing the offense.