Plagiarism

Avoid plagiarism!

You should always cite the sources you have used when writing a paper. You may be accused of plagiarism if you don't cite the references correctly.


Plagiarism occurs when you use others' text, ideas, wording, images etc. without making the necessary citations. You can be accused of plagiarism if you hand in a paper written by someone else under your own name. You can also be accused if your citations are missing or not done correctly.

You may lose your admission to a course or your examination right if you are found guily of plagiarism. 

Ask your guidence teacher or a librarian of you have any questions about plagiarism or when/how to cite.

Resources on plagiarism and copyright:

Stop Plagiarism: Explains plagiarism and how to avoid it. Made by University of Southern Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University and Danmarks forskningsbibliotektsforening for brugeruddannelse.

The Citation Compass: Information on how to cite and make a reference list. You can also find information about source critisism and legal rights. Made by TUC (now USN), UiA and UiS.

Search and Write: Tips on how to search, read, write and cite. Made by HiB, NHH, UiB and UiS.