Academic plagiarism

Nowadays it is very easy to copy a text from the internet and paste it into your academic work without citing the sources consulted. This practice is called plagiarism. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, to plagiarise is to «take the work or an idea (thoughts, writings, inventions) of someone else and pass it off as one's own». From a legal standpoint plagiarism is a violation of copyright.

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To learn more about plagiarism, the UOC Library has prepared this dossier that provides resources and tools to avoid and detect plagiarism, guidelines to protect intellectual property, and additional reading on the subject.

What is it?

Wikipedia - Plagiarism
The Wikipedia entry for plagiarism.
Lucha contra el plagio desde las bibliotecas universitarias
The internet has become the main source where information can be located, which has facilitated plagiarism.

A collection of practical resources for use in your work.

A selection of tools to detect plagiarism in works. 

Ways to protect your work and claim authorship. 

Access to the UOC’s regulations on plagiarism and guidelines for students.

View information on academic plagiarism (books, articles, videos, etc.).