When writing a paper you must cite the sources you have used . You may be accused of plagiarism if you skip this or don't cite references correctly.

Plagiarism occurs when you use others' text, ideas, wording, images etc. without creating the necessary citations. You may 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 must also be aware of self-plagiarism, which occurs when you quote yourself by using your own texts again in assignments or other texts. Then you must insert a reference, otherwise the reuse may be considered plagiarism (see The Citation Compass APA 7th FAQ, Citing yourself).

You may lose your admission to a course or your examination right if you are found guilty of plagiarism. Please read the USN's regulations.

Ask your guidance teacher or a librarian of you have 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: How to cite and create a reference list. You can also find information about source criticism and relevant legislation. Made by USN, UiA and UiS.

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