What is plagiarism?
Plagiarism means that you publish other people’s work as your own. Plagiarism is regarded as cheating and is strictly forbidden. It is also considered a violation of academic integrity. Plagiarism can result in failing and expulsion from the university indefinitely.
This means that copying from books, articles, etc. or using “copy and paste” from the Internet without referencing is not allowed. You must write where you found the information, that is – referring to the source. Information about academic misconduct at NTNU (only available in Norwegian).
Eksempel på plagiering
Examples of plagiarism
- Publishing someone else’s work as your own.
- Using someone else’s text or ideas in your work without referencing them.
- Reproducing a text word for word without citing it, and without referencing it.
- Rewriting (paraphrasing) a text without referencing.
- Present your own previous work in whole or in part without providing any source (self-plagiarism)
Hvordan unngå plagiering?
How to avoid plagiarism
To avoid plagiarism, you must cite the sources you used in your work. Learn how to cite sources.
You should keep a good overview of the sources while working on your paper. Write down important information about the sources as you work. If you are writing a paper with many references, you could use a reference management tool to gather and save references.
Checking for plagiarism
Plagiarism detection tools have been developed. NTNU uses the Ouriginal tool.
Reference: Pears, R. and Shields, G. (2016) Cite them right: the essential referencing guide. 10th edn. London: Palgrave.