Not all information is good information. Remember to critically evaluate what you find:
How do you decide if the article you are reading is appropriate to include in your paper?
First, some terminology.
Periodical means something that is published repeatedly. A magazine that is published once a month is a periodical. Journals and newspapers are also periodicals. A book that is published once is not a periodical, it is a monograph.
When you search in SuperSearch, you will see results from all sorts of publications: magazines, academic articles, theses, books, reports, and more!
Learn how to distinguish between scholarly and popular resources in the following video:
Plagiarism is defined in Brock University's Academic Misconduct Regulations as "…presenting work done (in whole or in part) by someone else as if it were one's own."
Avoid it by citing sources for all ideas and words that are not your own. For more info: