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Here are some tips for avoiding accidental plagiarism from the WCAS Writing Program at Northwestern University:
The St. Martin's Handbook defines plagiarism as "the use of someone else's words or ideas as [the writer's] own without crediting the other person" (Lunsford and Connors 602).
(Notice the use of brackets to mark a change in the wording of the original.)
Tips from the University of North Carolina Writing Center:
You need to cite your source, even if:
**The moral of this handout: When in doubt, give a citation**