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Citing and referencing

Everything you need to know about referencing with links to guides and support.
What is Plagiarism?
Plagiarism is taking someone else's work or idea and passing it off as your own without giving proper credit or acknowledgment. It is a literary theft; therefore, students may be subject to academic penalties. Check UOB Student Handbook to know more about UOB academic integrity policies. 
Examples of Plagiarism

Plagiarism can be deliberate or accidental. 

Deliberate plagiarism:

  • Submitting someone else's work as your own.
  • Copying from another person or using someone else's ideas without proper credit.
  • Hiring and paying someone to do or complete your work.
  • Deliberately using downloaded texts or copying directly from the internet without attribution. 

Accidental plagiarism: 

  • Accidentally using phrases or ideas from a source without proper citation.
  • Poor paraphrasing such as retaining too much of the original wording even when properly cited.
  • Providing incorrect or incomplete citations due to misunderstanding citation rules.
  • Difficulty distinguishing individual contributions in collaborative work.
  • Neglecting to cite your previous work.
How to Avoid Plagiarism? Producing plagiarism free content
  • Paraphrase properly.
  • Use quotation marks.
  • Cite your sources and attribute ideas.
  • Use your examples and arguments.
  • Check for plagiarism.
  • Seek Permission and be transparent.