Plagiarism is the appropriation of ideas or works of others or of previous works of one’s self without reference to the creator and the source, regardless whether this occurs with or without intention. Plagiarism is considered violation of intellectual property rights and is a legal offense. In scholarly communication this reference to thoughts, judgments, ideas and arguments of creators and sources is made through bibliographic citations.

The guide “ACADEMIC PLAGIARISM: How to identify and avoid it” (booklet) provides you with an overview of what plagiarism entails, the potential consequences of being caught, and tips on how to avoid it.

Turnitin (Originality Check)

The Turnitin is an online tool for plagiarism detection, which allows teaching staff verify the authenticity and originality of academic papers. Turnitin is accessible through Blackboard.

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