MLA Help from Massey University
This website describes the citation style of the Modern Language Association (MLA; based on the 8th edition of the MLA Handbook) with examples of in-text and works cited citation formatting.
The integrity of the academic process requires that credit be given where credit is due. Accordingly, it is academic misconduct to present the ideas or works of another as one's own work, or to permit another to present one's work without customary and proper acknowledgment of authorship. Students may collaborate with other students only as expressly permitted by the instructor. Students are responsible for the honest completion and representation of their work, the appropriate citation of sources and the respect and recognition of others' academic endeavors.
Many people think of plagiarism as copying another's work or borrowing someone else's original ideas. But terms like "copying" and "borrowing" can disguise the seriousness of the offense.
Plagiarism is an act of fraud. It involves both stealing someone else's work and lying about it afterward.
All of the following are considered plagiarism:
turning in someone else's work as your own
copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit
failing to put a quotation in quotation marks
giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation
changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit
copying so many words or ideas from a source that it makes up the majority of your work, whether you give credit or not (see our section on "fair use" rules)
Most cases of plagiarism can be avoided, however, by citing sources. Simply acknowledging that certain material has been borrowed and providing your audience with the information necessary to find that source is usually enough to prevent plagiarism. (http://plagiarism.org/article/what-is-plagiarism)
Copyright Awareness CIRC 21 document - US Government "Reproduction of Copyrighted Works by Educators and Librarians" US Copyright Office.
Copyright Policy for MTSO 2016 The fundamental purpose for these guidelines is to provide an overview for faculty, staff, and students at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio (MTSO) about how to comply with U.S. copyright law. Understanding copyright law and using it in good faith enables all members of the campus community to exercise with confidence the rights we have as users of fixed medium, copyrighted works.