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Anti-Plagiarism Guide

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Introduction

About this guide

To begin studying a course or a programme at university is a step into the world of academia. This is a world that does not bear much resemblance to primary or secondary school. Furthermore, academic norms and culture may differ between countries. We would like to provide you with insight into the norms and values of higher education and academic ethical values.

Upholding the ethical values of higher education includes, for example, that you do not cheat in written exams and do not plagiarise text from other authors when writing your assignment or your thesis. But sometimes the border between what is cheating and plagiarism and what is not is hard to discern. The Interactive Anti-Plagiarism Guide tells you how to avoid plagiarism and covers the following issues:

  • What is plagiarism and how do I avoid it?
  • How is plagiarism detected and what happens if I plagiarise?
  • Academic codes of conduct.  

In every section of the guide, we present:

  • an introduction to the topic
  • films, links and other sources of information.

Plagiarism from a Swedish and an international perspective

Watch the film Plagiarism from a Swedish and an international perspective (5.5 minutes):
Interview with Jude Carroll, a British university teacher who has been engaged in questions regarding plagiarism from an international perspective for many years.

About the contents

The contents of The Interactive Anti-Plagiarism Guide is compiled of material produced at Jönköping University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Linnaeus University,  Blekinge Technology Institute, Kristianstad University and Umeå University. The basis for some of the text in the guide: Carroll, J., & Zetterling, C-M. (2009). Guiding students away from plagiarism. KTH Learning Lab.

The Student Instruction Team at Jönköping University Library is responsible for the guide.

Contact: biblioteket@ju.se