Electronic text matching software:
However, if you are faced with a detected plagiarism case, the LSE subscribes to TurnitinUk, which is not a "plagiarism detection service", but an online tool that finds textual matches between documents. For more information contact Sonja Grussendorf by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is plagiarism?
Plagiarism is passing off somebody else's work as your own.
This includes verbatim quoting without quotation marks or referencing, as well as implicit plagiarism acts, such as summarising, or rewriting and paraphrasing. It covers written, visual and oral work.
Depending on the extent of the offence, in the UK and in many other countries perpetrators can be prosecuted.
Where can I learn more?
LSE100 Skills Site - a Moodle course site created to enhance student information skills.
Library Companion for Students - a dedicated Moodle course area, includes very helpful resources on citing and referencing, i.e. on avoiding plagiarism!
If you are interested in using or need help in using turnitin, or would like more information on how to make your students aware of plagiarism, please contact us via email@example.com
See also: digital & information literacy
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