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Anti-Plagiarism Guide

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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 discovered and what happens if I plagiarise?
  • Academic codes of conduct.  

In every module of the guide, we present:

  • an introduction to the topic
  • films, and other sources of information, and
  • a self-assessment test

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. Creative Commons License

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.


The guide content is offered under a CC Attribution-ShareAlike license. The content of the course is subject to this license unless otherwise stated.

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