Not sure if a journal is scholarly? Look up the journal in Ulrich's Periodicals Directory. This directory will give you information about the journal such as type, publisher and what databases you can find it indexed in.
If the journal has a striped referred shirt next to it's name, it is a peer reviewed journal.
Plagiarism is the use of another author's words, theories, or ideas without giving proper credit.
The best practice to avoid plagiarism is to give credit where credit is due. Here is a brief list of guidelines for when information must be cited:
Always take a few minutes when you proofread your papers to check for common mistakes that can lead to plagiarism. Here’s a short checklist:
Does every direct quotation have a source citation?
Does every paraphrase or summary have a source citation?
Does every image, table, or other visual materials have a source citation?
Does your list of works cited include all the sources used in your paper?